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"Loreto" Loretto Tip by Gillianina

Loretto, Prague: 57 reviews and 110 photos


Prague 1, Loretanske namesti 7
This is the most famous Loreto place of pilgrimage in Bohemia. The copy of Casa Santa (the architectural and spiritual center pf the pilgrimage place) was built in 1626-31, and the Baroque Church of the Nativity of Our Lord was added in 1734-35. The facade of the front wing was rebuilt by Kilian Ignaz ´Dienzenhofer in 1720-22. The tower contains 27 Loreto bells which play a Marian song “We Greet You a Thousand Times” (every hour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.).The most valuable item of the liturgical treasury is the so-called Prague Sun, a monstrance weighing over 12 kg and embellished with 6,222 diamonds.
Open daily, except Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12.15 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Address: Loreta, Loretanske namesti 7.
Directions: Castle Hill (Hradcany), 5min west from Prague Castle.

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 7, 2003
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