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Basilica of St. James, Prague

4.3
#57 of 70 in Historic Sites in Prague
Church Tourist Spot
Basilica of St. James is located in Prague. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Prague holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Basilica of St. James and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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4.5
  • It was a bit ornate for me, but a nice visit. Interesting mummified severed arm near the entrance – rather grisly.  more »
  • I almost walked past this beautiful church without seeing it. I'm glad I looked up at the right moment! The baroque reliefs on the facade are amazing.  more »
  • One of many baroque churches in the city, this one is beautiful. It's open in the morning (until 1230,) then again from 1400-1600. Don't forget to look back, so you see the organ.  more »
Google
  • Definitely want to check this place out. Very elegant interior
  • This is an extremely ornate baroque era church. It is a big contrast to the nearby Tyn Church, which has far more simple interior. Here is the story of the mummified arm, courtesy Wikipedia: "There is also a mummified forearm to the right of the tomb entrance, dating back over 400 years. The arm is the arm of a jewel thief who tried to steal from the high altar, which has a statue of the Virgin Mary. It is believed that when the thief tried to steal the jewels, Mary grabbed his arm and would not let go, therefore his arm was cut off by monks."
  • Hands down one of the most beautiful churches on the planet.
  • Beautiful church. No entrance fee.
  • Impressive church and nice story about the arm

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