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Church of St. James: Tours & Tickets

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All reviews baroque style virgin mary organ concert old town square beautiful interior no photography worth a quick visit take photos couple of hours mummified legend frescoes sv sanctuary jacob mass beauty
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Randie A
Reviewed 2 October 2019

The most beautiful church in the Old Town and in the same time most hidden. Located just behind the Ungelt courtyard then turn left and cross the street you will see a tall but inconspicuous gray building. This fine old medieval church was redecorated head-to-toe...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

This is the first thing we saw in Prague but it was closed Monday. Thankfully on Wednesday afternoon we got back from Terezin to see this church. It is the opposite of Our Lady before Tyn. While the exterior is kind of plain, the interior...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Grover R
Reviewed 26 June 2019

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.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TerryRxyz
Reviewed 29 May 2019

Got here by pure coincidence. Our guide mentioned its beauty inside as we passed by it, as outside it doesn't say much, but we did not enter. Later, we had a lunch reservation at a restaurant (Zdeneks Oyster Bar - highly recommended) that happened to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank bobbyripe
Reviewed 3 May 2019 via mobile

A large church with beautiful & intricate decor. Although you are not supposed to take photos inside, it’s still worth a quick visit to see the impressive interior (& of course, the famous mummified arm hanging from the ceiling!).

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lrnnnn
Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

In a city that has so many beautiful churches you sometimes become blasé as there's so much beautiful architecture to take in and the Church Of St James is yet another beautiful church we passed as we were wandering around the wonderful Old Town of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 2 April 2019

Typical Baroque church. They have much of it roped off so that you have to travel in one direction. You are limited in what you can see and you cannot sit in the pews to pray or meditate. You are also not allowed to take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 March 2019

My wife and I stayed in Prague for six nights in February and visited this church. Firstly, why churches or cathedrals forbid you from taking photos just astounds me. What better way to promote a tourist facility than to take photos of it and post...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Russell F
Reviewed 11 February 2019

The Church of St. Jacob is a large basilica originally in Gothic style, later in the Baroque style. It is a church in which the Roman Emperor Charles IV was exposed after his death. I myself visited several organ concerts that took place after the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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