Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca

Polog – an Exciting Vale of Peace

Hiking Families Researchers Groups
Easy | 3.5 hrs

The impressive trail above the Tolminka gorge will lead us to the Polog alpine pasture where Austro-Hungarian rear positions were organized for the supply of the nearby mountain battlefields during World War I. As a reminder of the war and also as a timeless symbol of peace, the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca rises above the pasture. Exactly for the reason of its deeper meaning it was awarded the European Heritage Label. The charming nature has almost blocked the view of the Italian pillbox on the Tolminka bank from the time between the two wars, but we shall nevertheless investigate its dark secrets. Before returning to Tolmin, we shall also enjoy tasting the local cheese of the autochthonous Tolminc brand, made in the traditional way on the alpine pasture.

Photos: (1) Simon Kovačič, Fundacija Poti miru; (2, 5‒8) Jure Batagelj, Fundacija Poti miru; (3) Tanja Gorjan, Fundacija Poti miru; (4) Katarina Rutar Ipavec, Turizem Dolina Soče

Useful info

The price depends on the size of the group and the duration of the guided tour.
Extra payment: entry fee for Javorca

Guided tours must be booked in advance.
Visit to the alpine pasture is possible from the end of June until the end of September.
You can combine the tour with the walk to the source of the river Tolminka (+ 1.5 hrs) or shorten the tour and visit only the church (2–2.5 hrs).

In summer the only way to visit the Javorca Church is with the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus.

Assembly point: parking area in front of the Brajda sports park in Tolmin.


Center za obiskovalce Pot miru, Kobarid
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Kobarid)
Gregorčičeva ulica 8
SI–5222 Kobarid
+386 5 389 0167, +386 31 586 296,

Hiking Families Researchers Groups
Easy | 3.5 hrs


3.5 hrs