St. James' Church, Brno

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Saint James` church is a late Gothic three-nave church situated in James' square in the centre of Brno, in Czech Republic. Its history starts in the beginning of the 13th century. The church was categorized as a national monument in 1995.HistoryThe church was founded for German inhabitants who lived in this part of the town in the 13th century. There is visible the painted heraldry of mother superior from Oslavany Cistercian monastery with the date 1220 on the vault of the presbytery. This date recalls the consecration of the smaller Romanesque church that once stood here before this late Gothic St. James's church and it used to serve Flemish and German colonists. There are no remains of this church. There was a cemetery documented around the church in the 14th century, which was extended bit by bit in the following years.During 1368–1405, some chapels were built around the church and these chapels created a unique urbanistic complex. The oldest one was Saint Morris's chapel from the year 1352, and among others were the chapel of Christ's body (1369), Saint Ursuline's chapel and the Assumption of the Virgin chapel (1413), and the so-called New chapel from the year 1428, Saint Trinity chapel (1463) and Saint Dorothy's chapel, which is in the cemetery (1465). The chapel of Christ's body was marked as being connected to the church. Brno citizens made gifts and bequests to these chapels. They also used to give contributions for building costs; however, the main burden of cost was borne by the Cistercian monastery in Oslavany.
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  • Bella, pampers ...; Let them tell the story of the Cherub with burp, few know! Very nice worth a visit
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  • I confirm the words of other reviewers. Beautiful church, somewhat monumental, a bit of a character, white so you can focus on the most important aspects of prayer.
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  • For the first time in "James". In a Word, beauty. Already at the first time of the monumentality of the Interior will amaze you. I recommend going to the Tower, a unique experience. Commend Mr. Wizard, which let us ring the bells.
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  • Wisiting the tower is definitely worth 50 Kč. You can even ring the bell by yourself.
  • Fantastic information from the volunteers in the church. The stories and meaning behind art work make the visit so much more interesting.
  • Nice church and you can visit concerts of the choirs there. You can visit the underground complex too.
  • A really pretty church Great for weddings or similar events
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