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St. Jacob's Church

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Address: Jakubske Square, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 542212039
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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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Beautiful church

St. Jacob's Church is a beautiful example of late Gothic style. The interior is rather modest, but the building itself is impressive. Do look out for the little statue on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Leuven, Belgium

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St. Jacob's Church is a beautiful example of late Gothic style. The interior is rather modest, but the building itself is impressive. Do look out for the little statue on the front that shows you his bare bottom. When visiting the church, do not forget to go inside the ossuary.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't comment how this church looks inside as we found it shut. It was not Monday when everything seems to shut in Brno so no idea why we couldn't enter. They seem to be renovating the outside so maybe that's why.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

More of a contemplative place due to its less extravagant decor. It has beautiful columns and an amazing vaulted ceiling. The scent of stone fills the air due to restoration yet somehow enhances the purpose of the great carved stone altar. All in - a simply beautiful place of worship.

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Thank Jason C
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We were not intending to look at this church but it was right by the main square and seemed to draw us in. We are really pleased we looked inside as the vaulted ceilings were incredible. The skulls mounted in the walls also made it worth the visit.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Thank terulkah
Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank Otto C
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Bucharest, Romania
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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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