St. Jakub Church on T. G. Masaryk Square

St. Jakub Větší Church (Jakob the Greater, sometimes stated as Jacob the Older) is probably the oldest architectonical landmark of the city. The originally Gothic church from the first half of the 13th century was reconstructed a few times. ..

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Římskokatolická farnost Příbram
Jakubská 97
261 01 Příbram I
Farář: P. Mgr. Bc. Jan Primus


JanPrimus@seznam.cz
+420 318 624 794
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St. Jakub Church on T. G. Masaryk Square

St. Jakub Větší Church (Jakob the Greater, sometimes stated as Jacob the Older) is probably the oldest architectonical landmark of the city.  The originally Gothic church from the first half of the 13th century was reconstructed a few times. The church was not only used for its spiritual reasons but also for protective ones. The current appearance of the church dates back to 1869. Before that, the big tower used to have a hip roof. The original shingle roof cladding was replaced by slate and four little towers in a Gothic Revival Style were adjusted to the main tower. The view of the current centre of Příbram is distinguished by that.

There’s an interesting fact connected to the tower clock. The minute hand indicates hours, while the hour hand indicates minutes.

More information on the website: www.farapribram.cz 

The square is the historic centre of Příbram. In the second half of the 14th century it was separated from the archbishop's castle by a bridget moat. It used to be closed by three gates. The St James' Church, which was originally surrounded by a cemetery during the Gothic period. There was a school and a pub nearby, with meat shops underneath. Up to the Renaissance period a block of houses stood in the plaza area below the church. The town hall used to be in the bottom part of the square. In front of it there were a bakery, a pillory and a fountain. 

The houses in the square belonged to the richest inhabitants, who rebuilt them in the fashion of the period. The core of the Holý House (No. 144) has survived from the Middle Ages. Baroque houses grew on the sites of houses that burned down after the Thirty Years War. Their construction involved Italian and German craftsmen summoned by the Jesuits to build Holy Mountain. They were mostly rebuilt later in the second half of the 19th century.

The period of classicism imbued the square with the atmosphere of a town centre. There used to be markets and shops, inns and hotels. There were mining and other parades, as well as the Holy Mountain religious procession. A new town hall has sprung up next to the Příbram Mining Directorate. Protesters headed towards these buildings during mining strikes. It was one of the places where the Czechoslovak Declaration of Independence was publicly declared. This is also where the Příbram citizens gathered to welcome the soldiers od the Liberation armies in 1945. The current form of the square is the result of alterations over the last five decades.

Address:

Roman Catholic parish Příbram
Jakubská 97
261 01  Příbram I
Mr P. Mgr. Bc. Jan Primus

telephone: 318 624 794
e-mail: farapribram@seznam.cz 

Masses:

Tuesday: 18.00
Wednesday, Friday: 8.00
Sunday: 9.00