Kostel sv.Jakuba, Prague

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  • Kostel sv.Jakuba: the interior
    Kostel sv.Jakuba: the interior
    by Cristian_Uluru
  • Kostel sv.Jakuba: the interior
    Kostel sv.Jakuba: the interior
    by Cristian_Uluru
  • Kostel sv.Jakuba
    Kostel sv.Jakuba
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    Kostel sv.Jakuba: tomb of the Count Vratislao

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Dec 16, 2006

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    Inside the church of St. James is possible to see the grave of the count Vratislao of Mitrovice, performed by the sculptor Ferdinand Brokof on project of Johann Bernhard Fisher von Erlach. The legend say that the count has been buried alive: its dead body was found sat in the sepulchre.
    To the right of the entrance you can see the mummified arm of a thief that had tried to steal the jewels of the lady on the greatest altar. The virgin held back him so people amputated the arm.
    Above the entrance it is possible to see the beautiful organ.

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    Kostel sv.Jakuba: the interior

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Dec 16, 2006

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    The interior of the church of St. James has got fantastic baroque decorations. On the ceiling there is a Holy Cycle with life of Marie made by Frantisek Voget, while the principal altar is work of Vaclav Vavrinec Reiner. Also the other altars are masterpieces of other artists among which Petr Brandl detaches.

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    by Cristian_Uluru Written Dec 16, 2006

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    The Churhc of St. James and the adjacent convent were built in the thirteenth century by the king Venceslao I. Its actual aspect is due to a Baroque reconstruction happened between 1690 and 1702 because of a fire. The author of the plaster decorations of the façade is Ottavio Mosto.

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