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Church of St. James

Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #102 of 315 Attractions in Prague
Type: Religious Sites
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Launceston, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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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