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Church of St. James

Address: Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #83 of 288 Attractions in Prague
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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75 reviews 75 reviews
63 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited this church as part of the free walking tour. We couldn't go in as it was closed but we could still see the mummified hand hanging from the ceiling!!! Your tour guide will tell you where to stand if you want to see it.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a beautiful church once you get inside, the alter is amazing. While in Prague for the Xmas markets we decided to have a bit of culture and listen to a Baroque Christmas organ recital at St James. Tickets are availble from outside the church, I managed to haggle the price down by 400K. There are 3 prices for... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Free to go in, but was very dark inside when we visited so difficult to see inside. There is a legend attached to the arm hanging in the corner by the door.

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We can't really say, having visited twice without being able to enter. But from what we could see through the windowed door, the interior looks quite remarkable. You might want to call or ask someone in advance, as both our visits were made to no avail within the posted opening hours.

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8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A really beautiful small baroque church. Well worth a visit in a city full of beautiful buildings. Not to be missed is also the thief's hand, hanging high on the wall. A little more information in English in the church would have been appreciated.

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Launceston, Australia
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217 attraction reviews
576 helpful votes 576 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A short side walk from the old town is this imposing church. The main reason for visiting was the preserved hand of a thief hanging in one corner. It was pretty old and scungy and if we had not known to look for it we would have missed it. It looked like an old sausage that had been left outside... More 

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80 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Walked in to take a look at this church, it is very beautiful. I wish that they had some free or to purchase material on the history and the beautiful wall coverings. I did not appreciate the sarcastic tourist signs,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It is very interesting, its got a long story, and a lot of legends about it, but it is hard to find it. Please, don't miss it!

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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This church is hidden round the back of old town square, however it's definitely one to visit and not to be missed! The exterior doesn't do justice to the beautifully decorated interior. Look out for the mummified hand of a thief which can be found hanging on the right hand side of the entrance... the story of how it got... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This church isn't much to look at from the exterior - blink and you might miss it. But the inside is something to behold. The ornate details are stunning and the organ is something not to be missed. Hopefully you'll be there while music is wafting through the vaulted ceilings. And for those into the more macabre, there is a... More 

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