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Quaint and Charming

The Russian Chapel was built in memory of the the Russian prisoners who were killed in an avalanche... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MitziMarmot
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Casper, Wyoming
Small beautiful chapel

We visited this chapel when we drove the half way of Vrsic Pass. This chapel is situated under the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Divebiker888
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Hong Kong, China
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The Russian chapel was built to honour the memory of those who died and to serve as a reminder of the follies of war. Russians prisoners built the neat little chapel between 1916 and 1917. The chapel has two small towers built in traditional Russian...more
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Vrsic, Kranjska Gora 4280, Slovenia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The church has a special character for the locals. It is a sacred monument of Orthodox Russians who were prisoners of war. The locals say that a small pyramid at the church of the tomb of the Russian soldiers who worked on the road and...More

7  Thank SloZlo
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Not much to see ....it was locked up. Nice but no duomo and you can see in 5 minutes. Not well kept.

1  Thank richard s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Russian Chapel was built in memory of the the Russian prisoners who were killed in an avalanche while working on a road. There are quite a few steps to it. It is very quaint and charming. We were VERY lucky because we actually got...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this chapel when we drove the half way of Vrsic Pass. This chapel is situated under the trees, beautiful and peaceful. Don't miss it when you drive on Vrsic Pass.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This charming chapel on the drive up to the Vrsic Pass is a nice stop. You can't go in but the setting is lovely and the story of why it is there is interesting.

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We took a short trip from Kranjska gora, and visit Russian chapel. A nice place and gesture for the people, who gave their lives building this road. Chapel it self is very nice.

Thank Žiga N
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The place of quiet memorial of the prisoners of war who spend part of their life and or the end of life during the 2WW when building the path over the Vrsic valley. It is a Russian style chapel build from wood and other material...More

Thank Matejuse
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Part of the Julian Alps trip the Russian Chapel brings some sober thoughts to the trouble times of WW1.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way up the pass and found it open (worth checking). The guide was a really friendly and knowledgable guy plus we happened to be there on the day a local Russian diplomat was laying a memorial wreath. Good vibes!

Thank 32billw
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I would suggest reading about the history of this chapel before making your way here. We drove here from our apartment near Lake Jasna and there was a parking lot just opposite the chapel. The chapel is very small and it was closed when we...More

1  Thank Bluesdude-SG
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Climbing (or rather driving) through the spectacular Vrsic pass on a Julian Alps day tour from Bled, we made a brief stop here. It commemorates the hundreds of Russians working on the pass who were killed by avalanche . We were told that Mr Putin...More

Thank vessi80
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Not much to see ....it was locked up. Nice but no duomo and you can see in 5 minutes. Not well kept.

1  Thank richard s
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