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Address: Jakubske Square, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 542212039
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Description: Located on Jakubské Square, this Gothic-style church has served as the...
Located on Jakubské Square, this Gothic-style church has served as the Bishop's seat since 1777.
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Lots of skulls & bones!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Firstly, the correct translation of Kostel sv. Jakuba is Church of St. James (and not St. Jacob). The church was founded in the 13th century, and was renovated many times. The dominant style is Gothic, its height, large and pointed arched windows, and the airy interior make it a nice architectural piece of art. It is located very close to... More 

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The church itself is a beautiful gothic monument worth seeing. On the contrary, the ossuary beneath it is rather a loss of time and definitely not worth the money.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The church represents almost pure gotiku in the centre of Brno. It has exceptionally high slender tower. This church was of the Germans, but the church of Peter and Paul was the Czechs. Therefore the Germans did ned window of the small angel, of which there shows "the entire back".

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It's a sight you can't really miss. And here's a tip which I read on one of the Brno websites: If you are standing in front of the main entrance of the church, move to the right towards the ossuary and take a look at the tiny statue showing his naked back on top of the Gothic window. Allegedly he... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Pretty church you can order tour in the tourist office in Old Town Hall. Very interesting place. Under the church is "kostnica" - which is also a very interesting place but kinda expensive.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Walk inside and enjoy the unique pillars and atmosphere inside this quiet oasis in the centre of the busy city.

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Czech Rpublic
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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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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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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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