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Church of St. James

Address: Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #93 of 270 Attractions in Prague
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
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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341 reviews 341 reviews
216 attraction reviews
566 helpful votes 566 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
76 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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Sydney, Australia
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
38 helpful votes 38 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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20 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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