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Church of St. James

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Address: Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic
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9:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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I found the Architecture Fascinating

I was not in Czech Rep. for very long so the driver who picked me up at the airport made a quick little detour to drive me around a bit and show me a few sights. This Church of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Deborah D
Bangkok, Thailand

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not in Czech Rep. for very long so the driver who picked me up at the airport made a quick little detour to drive me around a bit and show me a few sights. This Church of St.James was wone of them. Good photo opp as I was fascinated by the architecture of the old buildings all around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice baroque church, one of the rare that is free of charge in Prague! It does not seem to be popular on touristic tours but it is worth a visit. It is located at walking distance from the main square.

Thank Ndidouya
Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a free tour with Jana City Tours( green & white umbrella) and this is one of the places she took us. She told us a very interesting story about something hanging in this church. If you want to know the story and what is hanging there then I recommend her tour. She told us many interesting facts.

Thank Taxidevil
Gardendale, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Church of St. James is a beautiful church in Old Town, Prague. They allow you to take pictures. It was truly old and very well maintained. It is definitely worth a visit while in Prague.

Thank KathyK835
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A 13th century church with a 18th century facade and interior. Visited on a tour which was great. Has one of the largest organs and on Sunday's they do a performance between Sunday service

Thank tripper098
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Amazing design and workmanship. Every part is ornately decorated. And the effort that went into painting the ceiling alone is worth the visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

You need to know the names in Czech to find churches in Prague, but having visited several, this is one of the best. It is just so amazingly beautiful inside. It may not look like much from the outside, but I have to admit it was the story about the thief's mummified hand that made me search it out. Find... More 

Thank Bernadette K
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

St. James Church was founded in the 13th century, changes took place to the 20th century. Because it has a 4-manual organ is used for organ concerts. There has been exposed to the body of Charles IV. after his death.

Thank ruzha2014
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very unassuming outside hides a gem inside. Very ornate and beautiful interior. The highlight is the mummified arm hanging just as you enter to your right. I had read about this in the guide books and wanted to see it. We walked around for a while in the church looking for it until we found it. It doesn't seem to... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A beautiful church with an exceptional organ. Much of the church cannot be visited due to roping but one can view the main sanctuary.

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One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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