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Church of St. James

Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #59 of 269 attractions in Prague
Type: Religious Sites
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I visited this church and was astounded by the beauty of the pipe organ and choir. Definately not to be missed especially if one is a traditional Catholic! It had an outstanding SATB choir that was singing a Mozart Mass I believe (in Latin of course), but I am not sure which one. A great church, with much musical history.... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This was quite a place to see! Truly a demonstration of the wealth of the Catholic church! It is free to visit after 2:00 (on Sunday, at least). We passed by the church with our tour guide in the morning, and we returned when they opened. It was well worth the visit! Although there was not any narrative in English,... More

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France
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The rather tatty rundown exterior of this church hides the magnificent baroque interior. It's probably best known for the mummified arm hanging just inside the door but once you've seen that look up at the splendid ceiling painting which appears (as you stand by the door) to be tiered. The organ is a beautiful example & I'm sorry we didn't... More

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Novorossiysk, Russia
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310 reviews 310 reviews
194 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It's the place for people who admires beauty of church decoration! It's indeed something!!! Some minutes of spiritual pleasure! Don't hesitate to visit - there's no entrance fee and it's situated near Old Town Square!

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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1,043 reviews 1,043 reviews
876 attraction reviews
442 helpful votes 442 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Do yourself a favor and do not miss this beautiful church! The church is built in a very distinctive baroque style and due to its very long nave – the acoustics inside is amazing. Make sure to check out the beautiful organ. It's stunning.

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Olathe, Kansas
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18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This church rivals the splendor of St. Nicholas or St. Vitus churches, but has a few "tricks up the sleeve", too. On entering, look up to the right and see a black stub of something hanging from the rafters. It's a mummified arm that has been there 400 years! The story is that it belonged to a thief who tried... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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118 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We searched until we found this church - and it is easy to miss as it is very unassuming from the outside. It needs repairs and even the front doors don't look like much of an entrance. The interior is lovely - as you would expect of a European cathedra - filled with gold, statues and carvings, etc. But the... More

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La Paz, Bolivia
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312 reviews 312 reviews
175 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

In spite of being only two streets away from the Old Town Square, this Baroque church on the corner of Mala Stupartska and Jakubska streets es so quiet that somehow has managed to hide from the large groups of tourists. It's a beautiful church, indeed, with extraordinary mural paintings and sculptures. To start, look on the outside of the church... More

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Boston
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83 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We enjoyed walking around this church located on a small side street. The interiors are lovely and it is very relaxing inside.

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