St. James's Church And OssuaryCurrently Closed
- Address: Jakubskenamesti, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +420-54221203
- Ticket Price: 140 CZK
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
St. James's Church And Ossuary - Review
This austere looking church doesn’t look at first glance like anything special. It was built in the 15th century. But when you get close to the building, on the south side of the clock tower to the west of the building, that’s when you see a small stone figure that the locals know as the Shameless: it’s a man baring his buttocks at the cathedral. Though no one is sure why this feature exists, it’s been suggested as a parting insult from a mason to his rivals.
That’s not all of St. James’s curiosities though. In 2001, quite by accident, Brno stumbled across an ossuary beneath the Church that had been forgotten to time. The bones of about 50000 citizens were discovered. It’s now been restored and is opn to visitors as the second largest ossuary in Europe. The entrance to the ossuary is from the main square outside St. James’s Church. They’ve decided to greet visitors to chamber music here, giving the place an atmosphere that veers between sombre and what you might expect in a horror movie.
St. James's Church And Ossuary Information
- Prices given are for the ossuary.
- Often mistakenly called St. Jacob’s church.
How To reach St. James's Church And Ossuary by Public Transport
- Buses and Rail on MoravskeNamesty
- Rail on Namesti Svobody.
Restaurants Near St. James's Church And Ossuary
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Things to Know Before Visiting St. James's Church And Ossuary
95% of people who visit Brno include St. James's Church And Ossuary in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
73.43% of people start their St. James's Church And Ossuary visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see St. James's Church And Ossuary
86.57% of people prefer walking in order to reach St. James's Church And Ossuary