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Loreto Prague, Prague

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
Among the many liturgical treasures stored at Loreto Prague, the most important is a glistening object known as the "Prague Sun," a star-shaped vessel embellished with over 6,200 diamonds. This Baroque religious complex has been one of Europe's major pilgrimage sites since 1626, consisting of a cloister, church, clock tower, and the so-called "Holy Hut." This brick structure, loosely modeled on an Italian original, contains a 17th-century statue of the Virgin Mary, as well as relief sculptures depicting her life as a young mother. The distinct chime of the bell tower is famous for producing a series of different melodies. Put Loreto Prague into our Prague travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • If you have to pay to visit a monument in the castle district, doing that. The Interior is simply beautiful. Go early in the morning to avoid noisy tour groups.
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  • Prague Loreto is a perfect example of baroque love for its death symbolic strangely contrasting with opulence of the period. Loreto, a major pilgrimage destination of the 17th-18th centuries, funded a...  read more »
  • Not all travelers reach Loreto square and the Church on it, but you have to drive on tram no. 22 two stops from Prague's Castle. The Church itself is a very beautiful, elegant, refined, but the main thing is the hut of the Virgin Mary, hidden from the eye in the middle of the arcade yard. It is a place of pilgrimage, it is believed that the Virgin Mary is helping the suffering. Gorgeous and the Church itself. Entry 150 CZK.
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  • Quirky, religo fantasist shrine which was originally 'manufactured' in the C17th to entice and remove money from gullible pilgrims - and which is still doing the same today as they try to rip you off with an extra 'photography fee' on top of a (reasonable) entrance fee. Actually, we really enjoyed the over-the-toppery of the place, particularly the cherub-infested chapel (find the pair with the severed breasts on a salver!), but make sure you refuse to pay the photography fee and still take pictures anyway - as we did, quite happily!
  • Beautiful place with lots of interesting things to see, especially the crucified bearded lady, the 'Prague Sun' in the Treasury, the Santa Casa, and of course the stunning church. The photo permit is well and truly needed.
  • Like Notre Dame de Paris, very impressive!
  • You get to see some nice church interior, nice wall paintings and quite a bit of gold and silver church stuff upstairs. Entry cost us 150 CZK each. A photo permisson for an additional 100 CZK can be purchased, which might be considered a "rip-off" by some, but in other places like this you cannot take photos at all. I think it's fair: like this you can avoid all those "mobile cam tourists" who flash at everything which doesn't move, while us hobby photographers with proper DSLR equipment still get to shoot.
  • This place is another stunner, especially so if you're into architecture. Make sure to check it out.
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