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St. Jacob's Church

Address: Jakubske Square, Brno, Czech Republic
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Ranked #8 of 67 Attractions in Brno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located on Jakubské Square, this Gothic-style church has served as the Bishop's seat since 1777.
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located on Jakubské Square, this Gothic-style church has served as the Bishop's seat since 1777.

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Czech Rpublic
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

In the centre of the town there´s a wonderful late gothic church whose history dates back to the 13th century. Except for wonderful architecture and lots of interesting artifacts there´s also a sculpture of famous Radouit de Souche, the general who protected the town against the Swedish troups.

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Easy to find & well worth seeing. Once where people wee buried it has been excavated and the skulls & bone are 'nicely' arranged.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Peace and quiet. Not the biggest one but impressive. Gothic architecture, near to the centre of Brno.

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Lublin, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Beautiful and spacy gothic interiors, not spoiled by too many baroque additions. Worth seeing. If you wish to participate in the mass - services are held in hours convenient for travelers.

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Kozani, Greece
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Impressive, breathtaking, beautiful. A great architect specimen with gorgeous statues and paintings. I am a christian orthodox and I was severely impressed by the catholic churches! Such a serene place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We have visited this church before as tourists. This time we got to watch some of our Czech friends get married. The setting was wonderful. The voices echoed a bit, so a little hard for our translator. But the echo gave the music a nice depth. And it was fun knowing just up and to our right there was this... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We only paid a short visit to this church to get an amusing photo of a small guy baring his butt at the cathedral. On the way we passed a building whose façade featured four atlas figures (The House of the Four Mamlases) which is also worth a look.

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Girona, Spain
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I don't think I have never seen a church with so much sunlight inside. On the outside you can search the man showing his rear end, and then descend to the second largest ossuary in Europe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

... because it's beautiful and symetric and grand, it makes you feel so small and amazed and also this church is two steps from the St. Jacob's ossuary, which its a must see in Brno!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you like visiting churches this one is worth visiting. The building is in great style and build in great craftsmanship. The church served once the German speaking population of Brno I didn't visit the human bones which are kept down in the church, but again if you like this it is worth a visit.

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