Praha 1 - Staré Město, bazilika sv. Jakuba Staršího
The Church of St. James was founded together with a Minorite Monastery in 1232 by king Wenceslas I. After the fire of 1689, it was renovated in a Baroque style. Today, the church is a massive three-nave basilica with a presbytery and a Baroque chancel. The decoration of the facade is the work of Ottavio Most who created three stucco reliefs above the portals: St. Francis of Assisi, St. James, and St. Anthony of Padua. The organ, which is the largest one in Prague, was built in 1705 by an organist Abraham Starck of Loket, and it can be up to now admired for ist beautiful Baroque pipes, which were unique in their time. The organ has been rebuilt several times and currently it enables performing compositions of all musical styles.
The interior of the basilica with ist amazing acoustics and beautiful organ offers a unique space for concerts of religious music.
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