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From the end of New World lane we made a turn to the left and came to the Loretto pilgrimage church, constucted in 1626.
Here the legend of Santa Casa of Loreto is promoted which purportrs the original house where the Archangel Gabriel foretold Mary about the birth of Jesus is in the small italian town of Loreto. It is believed that the house in Nazareth was transported by the angels here in 1278, following threats by infidels.
Catholics later promoted this legend and 50 replicas of the Loreto were built in Bohemia and Moravia. This one here in Prague is said to be the grandest - unfortunately we just passed by the exterior aand didn't visit inside - it was Monday and its not opened then. However it attracts many pilgrims and is often busy during its open periods.
Address: Loreta, Loretanske namesti 7.
Directions: Castle Hill (Hradcany), 5min west from Prague Castle.
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