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Cathedral of St. James (Dom zu St. Jakob)

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Address: Domplatz 6, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Phone Number: 43 512 583902
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Beautiful - but all the information is in German

The church was amazing. However, all the plaques explaining the history were only in German. I think we would have enjoyed it better if we could read those.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
ChristineEBoyce
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Broadview Heights, Ohio

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church was amazing. However, all the plaques explaining the history were only in German. I think we would have enjoyed it better if we could read those.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A spectacular Cathedral, exquisite and ornate. Well worth a visit. We were fortunate enough to visit during Christmas and it was made all the more special by this visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I had read about St James but stumbled across it by accident - boy am I glad I did - what a beautiful cathedral, for a small fee I was able to take photos - I was amazed at the incredible artwork etc in this magnificent building especially as it is not very appealing from the outside !

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The exterior of the cathedral is attractive but in no way prepares you for what lies within - the most sumptuous and heavily frescoed interior. It really is exquisitely beautiful - and ornate. There are no stained glass windows, so light is allowed to flood in, illuminating the paintings, the frescoes and the pulpit. If you enjoy churches, this is... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

The facade and interior are both amazingly beautiful. Though the facade is a bit subdued compared to those in other European cities, the interior is comparable to St Charles Cathedral in Prague. It is really awe-inspiring. Definitely the most beautiful church in Innsbruck.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Now I can be a bit of a cultural wasteland but I was really taken aback by how beautiful this cathedral is - certainly on the inside. Amazingly ornate, although we seen more beautiful in Italy, this place really took us by surprise and we spent quite a little while wandering around. Having spent €4 on candles we were too... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The cathedral is breathtaking! It reminded me of all the gorgeous churches in Rome. The cathedral is huge and the ceilings are beautifully painted! Totally marvellous!

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Thank shalleys
Bicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

All the old Austrian chucrhes look very similar, very baroque and very well preserved. You can spend hours looking up and lost in the details...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Well worth stepping inside and taking a few minutes to take in the splendour of the architecture and painting and Windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The Cathedral of St. James sticks out in the old town of Innsbruck. It us huge! This cathedral is easily recognizable by its three corroded domes. Inside is even more beautiful, thanks to its baroque style. There are some beautiful paintings there. We certainly enjoyed our brief visit in this cathedral. P.S. This cathedral is quite old, dating back to... More 

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