St. James Basilica is renowned for its organ concerts and festivals.
The impressive interior of the St. James Basilica
is a treasury of Baroque art. A beautifully carved organ from 1705 on the choir is famous for its rich sound.
Organ classical music concerts in St. James's Basilica are considered among the best in town.
St. James Basilica´s organ is the biggest instrument in Prague.
Since 13th century, St. James Basilica belonging to the Franciscan order has been an important spiritual center of Prague. It once was a stop on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and the pope granted it the title of Basilica Minor.
Throughout history, the church was spared from destruction by butchers' guild who had their meat market close by. Of many legends related to the church the most famous is the legend of a thief whose severed hand of sin is still hanging on a chain in the church.
Walking distance from our Prague Ticket Office - Via Musica shop on Old Town Square: 3 min
Accessibility by public transport: metro A (green line) - Mustek or Staromestska stops, metro B (yellow line) - Namesti Republiky stop, trams 8, 14, 26, 91 - Namesti Republiky stop
Nearest car parking: underground Kotva or Palladium Parking