Church of St. James
Church of St. James
4.5
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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IbuAmy
Middletown, RI46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Beautiful church that looks so different from the others. The ornamentation is much darker. Maybe because it is harder to find there was hardly anyone there, so it was quieter and we could enjoy it better. Amazing to see the talent and creativity of people. Highly recommend.
Written July 10, 2024
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John2Kathy
Georgetown, TX71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
This church rivals the splendor of St. Nicholas or St. Vitus churches, but has a few "tricks up the sleeve", too. On entering, look up to the right and see a black stub of something hanging from the rafters. It's a mummified arm that has been there 400 years! The story is that it belonged to a thief who tried to steal the jewels off the statue of the madonna, and she grabbed his arm and held so tight it had to be cut off. Also to the left side find the tomb of the patron. The statues show him sitting up. They actually did find his corpse in a sitting position when they opened the tomb many years later, giving suspicion that he might have been accidentally buried alived.
Written December 29, 2012
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Breckski587
Drumbo, UK837 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is yet another beautiful church in a city full of beautiful churches. It is hidden away behind The Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn. The outside is unimpressive, but the inside is massive, with a magnificent high ceiling covered in gorgeous artwork. We took photographs because other people were and we couldn't see any signs telling us not to. We couldn't find the infamous arm either. maybe we're not very observant! If you like churches, this is well worth a visit.
Written December 23, 2019
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Tom Sands
Liverpool, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Away from the tourist masses this church is not one to be missed. You can walk around the church but not onto the altar (which is to be expected). There is a decomposing arm of a 'thief' which has hung there for hundreds of years.
Written December 9, 2019
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Afctripod
London, UK798 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014
This is a beautiful church once you get inside, the alter is amazing.
While in Prague for the Xmas markets we decided to have a bit of culture and listen to a Baroque Christmas organ recital at St James.
Tickets are availble from outside the church, I managed to haggle the price down by 400K. There are 3 prices for sitting at the back (cheapest) Middle and the expensive front seats. Here is my tip. It's a church so the organ is at the back and as it's s church you can hear the music where ever you sit.
The concert lasts about an hour and the organ is accompanied by a singer and violin player, all three were excellent.
Tip two, it was December but it was warmer outside the church than inside so wrap up warm,
Written December 10, 2014
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Riverliver
Cleveland, OH604 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
We searched until we found this church - and it is easy to miss as it is very unassuming from the outside. It needs repairs and even the front doors don't look like much of an entrance. The interior is lovely - as you would expect of a European cathedra - filled with gold, statues and carvings, etc.
But the real jewel of this church is the organ - one of the biggest in Europe (I think). We were so lucky to find someone practicing on it when we were there - and it was amazing.
Written December 17, 2012
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Fiver75
Melbourne, Australia12,093 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Solo
Like St Giles, St James is an amazing church, with amazing alcoves containing dark decorations and heavy on arches. The artworks on the roof were pretty staggering – a real highlight to this church. While at least in St James you can enter and walk around inside the church, they are still careful to rope off sizeable portions of the church. A personal bugbear of mine, photos are not allowed inside the church (I took a few through the glass at the front). Take a look – the church is lovely, but don’t expect to particularly welcoming experience.
Written December 11, 2011
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TravellingBill33
Burlington, Canada70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the church with the arm hanging in the doorway if you have heard that story. It was free to enter when I went and you could take pictures as no one was there but I don’t think you are allowed to normally. It has an absolutely incredible interior that will take your breath away and I found it to be different then most of the other churches in Prague. The main centrepiece and the organ were also incredible to view and take in. It is on a small side street two minutes away from the Old Town Square so def worth going by to check it out.
Written July 4, 2010
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Randie A
219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Out of all the churches we saw, this was my favorite. It was so over the top ornate, of baroque design, I think? Maybe gothic. Whichever, it was fascinating to visit and listen to the the legend of the Thief and the Virgin Mary. You can see the bones of the thief's arm and hand hanging in the back. It was an easy walk from Old Town Square.
Written October 13, 2019
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TerryRxyz
Boone, NC128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Don't be put off by the unimpressive exterior. This is a large, very ornate, beautiful example of an over-the-top baroque church.

And then there's the arm.
Written June 25, 2019
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