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St. James Church

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Malá Štupartská
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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Overall Experience: 7 / 10
Date Visited: Monday, March 10, 2008

St. James Church is a small church located a short walk from the Old Town Square in Prague. The church, like most other churches in Prague, is quite nicely decorated on the inside. Apparently, the acoustics in the church are quite good, so there are frequently concerts that are held here. (Most churches in Prague have concerts most nights).

Inside the church, near the entrance, there is what looks like part of an old arm hanging high up on the wall. Supposedly, this is the arm of a thief who was trying to steal some jewels from a statue inside the church. When the statue grabbed the man, they had to cut off his arm to free him. The arm is displayed as a warning to other thiefs.


Admission is free. The church is usually open on Monday - Saturday from 9:30am-12:30pm, and from 2:30pm-4:00pm.

Estimated Visiting Time

15-30 minutes is plenty of time to walk around and look at everything inside the church.

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