Church of St. James the Greater (Prague)

Prague, Czech Republic

Church of St. James the Greater (Prague)

The Basilica of St. James (Czech: Bazilika svatého Jakuba Většího) in the Old Town of Prague, Czech Republic. The church is home to the Madonna Pietatis and the tomb of Count Vratislav of Mitrovice.

The church was built in the 13th century for the Franciscans It was built in the Gothic architecture style. The foundation of this church is related to the acquisition of the relics of Ottokar I of Bohemia. The exact location of this original church and it appearance are not known. The church was destroyed in a fire in 1689. The fire is believed to have been started by people working for Louis XIV of France.



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