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St. Jacob's Church

Jakubske Square, Brno, Czech Republic
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Ranked #12 of 82 Attractions in Brno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Located on Jakubské Square, this Gothic-style church has served as the Bishop's seat since 1777.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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32 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

as with all the churches and cathedrals, see the work of the then skilled golden hands of the masters of centuries ago, it's a feast for the eyes.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Beautiful slender vaulting...the outside, especially from the rear, is also very fine. Pilgram is supposed to have had a hand in it's construction.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

While the church is of historical interest, we particularly enjoyed our visit to the catacombs. We found the inclusion of contemporary art among the remains and the specially commissioned requiem a fitting and moving means to honor the dead whose bones reside here.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

It was a little creepy for the three year old, but the rest of us liked it. Well lit and safe walking. Worth a visit, especially if you only have a short amount of time

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Brno, Czech Republic
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21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Jacob´s church, it is short, stone Gothic style for quiet contemplation in the centre of busy town. Slender columns, stone arcade and time which it has stopped here. For a moment you can seat and to search lost ideas. Or you can step down to ossuary and to visit your ancestor. Petra Bačovská

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