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St. Jacob's Church

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Address: Jakubske namesti 2, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
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+420 542 212 039

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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Worth the visit for the catacombs

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... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2013
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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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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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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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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

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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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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Brno, Czech Republic
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Beautiful gothic church. Try to find the sculpture of naked boy above one window :-) Under the church there is an ossuary

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We came to this church primarily to see the relatively newly discovered and opened ossuary. The church itself was okay. The ossuary was nicely done. The entrance is to the right of the church. There really isn't any signage and even the door is big and black. It looks like a locked up subway entrance. I think a lot more... More 

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Nice example of Gothic architecture! I could only peep in and enjoy the view - there was a mass and no possibility to go inside((, but I had enough time to walk around it to appreciate the exterior:).

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Enjoyed the visit, very interesting never seen anything like it before. It cost 10 euros for both of us to get in which I felt was a lot as it is small inside and only took us 15 min to have a real good look. The entrance is by the side of the church down some steps very easy to... More 

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

St Jacob is the patron of pilgrims, isn´t ? So if you are either a tourist from abroad or a local man have a look inside and around this gothic church. Its history starts at the beginning of 13 th century, the gravitone of the brave defender of Brno - Louis Raduit de Souchese - to be found here. And... More 


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