Church of St. James, Prague

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  • This church is located just behind the old town square and you can for free. Originally this was a Gothic church, but after a fire in the 17th century bet they rebuilt in Baroque style. Here again much pomp and circumstance and also the facade is decorated with a lot of beeldhouwerk.
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  • Recommended by our Walking Tour guide to see the mummified arm! The church itself is very beautiful.  more »
  • We visited this church while on a walking tour and we were told a good story about an old dried out arm hanging in the church. Inside is very lovely, the outside has some terrific stone features that ...  more »
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  • Hands down awe inspiring. The humble facade outside hides what is probably the most visually striking interior. We were lucky that the organ started playing at 11am when we arrived and combined with the stark contrast to the simple walls outside literally had my jaw open for a good 10 minutes.
  • Lovely and extremely ornate basilica. Free to the public and they ask for donations only. We went about an hour before close on a Sunday and it was so quiet.... peaceful and truly lovely. I recommend visiting the St Agnes Abby which is extremely humble and full of art before coming here...
  • Huge nice church, gothic remade to baroque. Lights are scarce so the feel is really as it used to be
  • 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."
  • Definitely want to check this place out. Very elegant interior
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