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St. Jacob's Church

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Address: Jakubske namesti 2, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
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+420 542 212 039

Located on Jakubské Square, this Gothic-style church has served as the...

Located on Jakubské Square, this Gothic-style church has served as the Bishop's seat since 1777.

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You can't miss this church

This charming church is in the city centre of Brno and it's easy to find, only few minutes walk from main square. Worth to climb to the top with only 40CZK (around €1.50) to enjoy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2017
Chin Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This charming church is in the city centre of Brno and it's easy to find, only few minutes walk from main square. Worth to climb to the top with only 40CZK (around €1.50) to enjoy the view of the city.

Thank Chin Y
Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Very big and beautiful church. Very nice architecture. Nice paintings and other monuments inside. Great location from other monuments.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We parked the car and from Namesti Svobody we visited St. Jacobs Church, St.Peter and St Pavel Church. Both very rich on history. With professional tourist guide it was very interesting. By the way, it seems to me that all young Brno people speak excellent English.

Thank Lewis S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The women who work at the church as tour guides are lovely and friendly, and the guide books which are provided for you if you wish to look around and learn more about the beautiful artefacts they have are very informative and interesting. The church has incredible vaulted ceilings, and the artwork and artefacts they have are beautiful. It's not... More 

Thank Molly S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This church we chanced upon as we were walking around this beautiful town of Brno whilst on holiday. The style and design was absolutely breathtaking. We walked around and looked at the features and even took to a pew and prayed a little. My only complaint of anything of the place would be the lack of English translation on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The church itself is very beautiful but make sure you climb to the top of the tower. It's 93m high, has beautiful (and huge) bells along the way. The staff is very friendly, they even let us rang the bell by hand. You can climb to the top for 30czk/adult and you have the possibility to do this every half... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

All attractions in this city are almost equally nothing special, you just should feel free and enjoy the city in general.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Quite, and Holy. The place is small with its unique charm, walking int he streets is joyous. Visit in the morning and explore

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Rzeszow, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

It's just a church, as for me - not particularly beautiful. If you like history you may like it. We took the tour up the tower to see the bells, the tour guide attempted to speak English but in was more like Czechnglish which was hard to understand but he really tried ;)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is one of the most beautiful church in Brno and also the most important. From here the Santiago de Compostela trail begins. It goes toward south to Vienna. Inside the church is a three gothic-style nave. It has the highest towe bell in Brno, 10 meters higher than St. Peter and Paul's cathedral.

Thank Piergiorgio P

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