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St. Jacob's Church

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Address: Namestie Majstra Pavla 52, Levoca 054 01, Slovakia
Phone Number: 053 451 2347

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Beautiful altars!

That church has a number of truly amazing altars that sadly you cannot photographed (but one day someone will explain to the people in the museums authority that with new digital... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see. Amazing. Every single visitor has to see the church. Highly recommended. Has to be a part of everybody's education.

Thank kardotib
Auburn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a priceless work of religious architecture that must be seen. Since it is so important, certain limitations are in place to protect it. No pictures because if non-flash pictures are allowed, there will always be someone who either refuses to turn their flash off or does not know how. Visits are limited to 30 minutes, with a guide.... More 

Thank Larry087_12
Talladega, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

St. Jacob's/St. James' Church contains the highest Medieval altar ever made, carved in wood by Master Paul of Levoca. His work is scattered throughout Slovakia. Seeing teh altar is worth the trip. One doesn't need a guide to understand the church's sculptures. We had a personal Slovak guide but English-language explanatory sheets are available, so there must have been some... More 

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Mount Olive, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Our visit started out well at the Kassa and only got better from there first the lady who took our money was exceptionally friendly and as we entered the cathedral provided additional information and her insight into the building and all the various cultures along with some uniquenesses that were not covered in the information that we have been provided.... More 

Thank RDCononver
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The church is nice, the altar is nice, but beware. You can not even buy photo pass, that is a huge minus and if you try to talk about it with the lady, she becomes grumpy and sniffy. Oh, and the entrance is every hour. All in all, what you get is a very poor service.

Thank Michal K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a very pretty church, but it is very dark and dreary. No photography of any kind is permitted. Person who narrated the tour did not speak English and did not answer questions at all. We hired our own guide for the week and he gave us lots of information. Without him, we would not have learned very much.

Thank fog49
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

That church has a number of truly amazing altars that sadly you cannot photographed (but one day someone will explain to the people in the museums authority that with new digital cameras and high resolution settings, it does not damage the monuments to take photos)... It is a pleasure to look at them, all the details are amazing. They were... More 

Thank ParisianAgnes
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Visited with a large group of people. The church's altars are beautifully made and there is quite a lot of history attached to them, and to the church itself. So based on that, I would recommend a visit! However, our group was made very much unwelcome by a very rude lady selling the tickets. While I appreciate that we all... More 

Thank Izzie_10
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

This old church has a long history. It can only be visited on fixed intervals and with a tourguide. If you like history you will be surprised. The most relics were made during the 15th up to the 17th century. The tour is in the Slovakian language but if you state that you don't speak the language they lend you... More 

Thank John N
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The day we drove into Levoca, there wasn't a tour bus in sight. What a charming, quiet old village. We, too, enjoyed visiting the Chram sv Jakuba church and spending an hour gazing at the amazing wood carvings by Master Paul. A lady handed us a one-page guide to the church, written in English, which helped a lot. Buy tickets... More 

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