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Church of St. James

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 January 2019

Worth to visit it, especially during Christmas time! Just bring warm cloths, good mood, someone special and go!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Albena P
Reviewed 10 December 2018

If you want to see a real Baroque church then you have to go to St James, but check out the opening times as it is only open a couple of hours a day. The outside initially appears relatively plain but gives a hint of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 28 November 2018

From the outside, it just looks like a simple chapel, but the moment you go inside you will be bowled over by what meets you. We went to see the Thief's Arm hanging up inside, another of our 'weird' things to see in Prague. Yes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RichmondMartin
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We specifically attended 10:30 Sunday Mass in order to enjoy the organ concert afterwards. We spent much time attempting to discover when the concert was scheduled, including the church's website and inquiring at our hotel. Luckily, we arrived early for Mass and enjoyed the end...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LUchicago
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing interior in a church. It’s a prize. You can’t take pictures on the inside but that standard. They have most of the church roped off so you can access it you can just really go to the entrance and look into the church.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johncS9706VI
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful interior decorations and fresco beyond your expectations. Do pay attention to the “the arm” -- do some search on Google first and look for a black object hanging above the entrance door after you enter the church. And do notice they close in noon...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank FengXueSG
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We were wandering around when it began to rain. Looking for somewhere to stop for a few minutes, we saw people exiting this church. We hadn’t read anything about it but went in initially just to stay dry. Much to our amazement, we were met...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Glenda S
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

ASTONISHINGLY BEAUTIFUL CATHEDRAL! While it is a little underwhelming on the outside, the inside is amazing! There are plentiful of alters, statues and plaques decorated around the church. The most i’ve seen so far. One thing is, no photography is allowed but i couldn’t resist...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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