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Church of St. James

Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #63 of 303 attractions in Prague
Type: Religious Sites
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
37 helpful votes 37 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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319 reviews 319 reviews
198 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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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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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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283 reviews 283 reviews
118 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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178 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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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