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

Domplatz 6, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
43 512 583902
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Ranked #5 of 40 Attractions in Innsbruck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Dom zu St. Jakob is a splendid example of the 18th century Baroque style.  The interior was decorated by two brothers from Munich - Cosman Damian... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I've done a little travelling and seen a lot of churches. I can't say that it's my favourite thing to do, but I try to immerse myself in the history and culture. But this church, incredible. Different with its colour, grand it in design and detailed all over. Being free helps too!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We went in the late afternoon, and the church was absolutely stunning! The sun came through the windows, lighting up the entire church.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We just happened to be walking around not paying attention when we walked down an alley way next to the Golden roof and found the cathedral of St. James. The little square in front of the cathedral is beautiful and a nice place to escape from all the noise and other tourists. The inside of the cathedral is breathtaking and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

As European cathedrals go, this one was, to my mind just a bit too ornate! On entering the cathedral, the very shiny 'reredos' behind the altar was quite overpowering. The ceiling has some very nice paintings. I do find it annoying when tour guides bring parties into cathedrals and proceed to talk in a loud voice. The notice on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We began our visit to Innsbruck by visiting the cathedral. It is very ornate and very beautiful. I especially enjoyed the paintings of the four evangelists at the base of the dome.

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Mt. Vernon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This cathedral was so beautiful that it caught me by surprise. I could have stayed for several hours.

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are in Innsbruck, this cathedral is worth the visit. Peaceful and serene, it is always good to take a break and give thanks to being on vacation!

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Bristol, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very ornate and impressive, free entry, but worth having a guided tour to get all the historical background.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had been to this church many years ago but I had forgotten the beauty of the inside. I was fascinated by how ornate the whole interior was. A hit with my kids.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It is a very nice cathedral, beautiful architecture in a quite area from where, you can see the mountain. It is worth to visit the dom

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