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Church of St. James

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Address: Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic
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Church with 4-manual organ

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

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.

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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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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A very large baroque church shown on various Prague maps as the Church of St. James or the Church of St. Jacob. Opening times vary, so check at the church door. Free to have a look inside.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Called kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetsiho in Czech; (a yellowish church behind the huge black church in Old Town square) ..... Frankly, it's far more ornate than we would expect but quite dramatic because of that. (A sign says No Photos but dozens of people were taking them; staff did not object at all.) No charge to get in. We attended... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The interior is more impressive than the near by Our Lady Before Tyn. There wasn't much guidance inside explaining anything, but do a little research to hear the urban legend associated with the mummified arm near the door.

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Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This church is located in Stare Mesto (Old Town) near the square. It is in my opinion more beautiful CHURCH of Prague and one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Kostel Svateho Jakuba is the czech name of this church. Jacob is Jakub in english, so I am not sure why it is being called St. James church on trip advisor. No matter, the location is correct and so are the pictures . Beautiful inside, especially the ornate ceiling would make it worth your visit. So, how about the legends?... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

What a surprise! Approaching from the back of the building it looks like any other church. Then... A beautiful frontage leads into an absolutely stunning interior! It is free to visit his church (Although donations are welcomed.) The hanging mummified hand is somewhat ghoulish but it is a talking point. Photography is not permitted inside the building, but beautiful post... More 

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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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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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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