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Church of St. James

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Address: Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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My holiday highlight

We were drawn to the building on our first day as we wandered around. We heard music coming from inside and were drawn in. The music and smoke from incense along with the... read more

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were drawn to the building on our first day as we wandered around. We heard music coming from inside and were drawn in. The music and smoke from incense along with the beautiful interior really did take my breath away. Each time we visited I noticed something else. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank wigan_webbie
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located next to Old Town Square is the very ornate St James Basilica. Some of the most impressive ceilings, columns, walls, paintings and organ I've seen in any church in Europe. There is a mummified forearm in the church that legend states is the arm of a jewel thief that tried to steal from the altar. Church is well worth... More 

1 Thank RLWOrangePark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful churches I have visited. It has a long nave with attractive pale pink columns and is in the Baroque style. The paintings on the ceiling are tremendous. There are 20 side chapels with works by famous artists. The acoustics are excellent so many concerts and recitals take place in the church.

Thank mouseHerts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is lovely and free to visit. The mummified arm was a bit hard to find, until I overheard a guide pointing it out! Just take advantage of the church location to stop by!

Thank portuguesas
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

A very pretty church that is easily missed. Try to find the hand of the thief who tried to rob the church hundreds of years ago.

Thank ColW55
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

This church was beautiful! It is free. No photos are allowed. There is a mummified arm hanging from a chain. It took us a while to find it. Once you enter, turn right. Look toward the ceiling on the wall that has the door in which you just entered. It has a great story to go with it!

Thank seetheworld02
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Another beautiful church, that is definitely worth a visit in Prague. Walk by, take a look inside. every church in Prague is different and special.

Thank Karolinaki
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Nice church to stop by and see. Unfortunately most of it was roped off when I was there, which may be the norm for this church.

Thank Jason P
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had the chance to find that church after spending an hour at Bernard Spa. The church is located a little further outside the old town square in a much quieter neighborhood. The architectural design is also very nice and similar to other churches in Prague.

1 Thank Steve R
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I was not in Czech Rep. for very long so the driver who picked me up at the airport made a quick little detour to drive me around a bit and show me a few sights. This Church of St.James was wone of them. Good photo opp as I was fascinated by the architecture of the old buildings all around... More 

Thank Deborah D

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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