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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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Stunningly beautiful!

We've been here many times before but still I am taken aback by the breathtaking beauty of this cathedral. Some places of worship do not allow photographs to be taken, but here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Oldham, England, United Kingdom

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Oldham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We've been here many times before but still I am taken aback by the breathtaking beauty of this cathedral. Some places of worship do not allow photographs to be taken, but here they operate a token system..put one euro in the machine and get a ticket allowing one hours photography. Early evening is a quieter time if you wish to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wow...not what we expected from the outside. Spectacular experience. A real hidden gem. We nearly missed out on this one, we thought the church was closed till we saw a group of school children arrive for an excursion. So glad we were able to see it.

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Quite overwhelmed when first entering this beautiful church. The architecture and decoration are sublime

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

wonderful to see the church and have those viewing it quiet and respectful, it is beautiful and worth the visit.

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

There was a history plaque at the front for those who can read German. However, anyone who speaks/reads another language is out of luck as there is no one around to explain anything to you. If you just need some peace and quiet and like to look at the interior of large cathedrals then this is a great place for... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

On the outside the cathedral appear unassuming, however, the inside is truly breathtaking. The innate paintings on the ceiling are so beautiful and ornate it takes time to simply take it all in. Don't be fooled by the rather simple façade.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We popped in this cathedral and, even after the Vatican and Florence, we were still amazed by this superbly detailed Gothic masterpiece. Just 100 metres from the old town tourist hub, don't miss it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was an amazing place to visit the gold foil and art sets this place apart from the rest. The chapel domes are the main attraction with Gothic biblical paintings. They are just amazing as is the entire town, small park out front to enjoy the scenery. Just lovely do not 'walk on by' go in its lovely... well worth... More 

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Innsbruck, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We came here as my daughter had to do a school project about the history of Innsbruck including saint Jacob. The cathedral is beautiful and the gold is very impressive. If you pay 1 euro you can take photos. There are also books and postcards to buy or you can light a candle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We stumbled upon the church whilst strolling around the town. It would be easy to walk past the church as the exterior is, by comparison to it's decorative interior, rather neutral. A description of this incredible church would always fail to serve justice to it's ornate beauty. If you have a half hour spare in Innsbruck a visit to the... More 

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Address: Domplatz 6, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Phone Number: 43 512 583902
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Austrian Alps  >  Tirol  >  Innsbruck

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