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Loreto Prague, Prague

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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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  • The Loreta is a shrine that was built to attract pilgrims from around the world. The facility is very nice and the Sun with his diamonds leaves you breathless. Very significant the bearded Lady (santa who was crucified by his father following the appearance of the beard on her wedding day). Very nice sound they make the bells at the time change: a music box. The only problem is the price, which is too high (4 students and 8 adults) and there is the possibility to take pictures only!
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  • The monastery of Loreto is a religious complex close to the Castle. It is not to be ugly. It is that they cheat with the tickets, which are quite expensive, because they offer to show you the House of Mary, brought from Loreto, or from Ephesus. The issue is that not only it is not, but is a construction in marble, in Baroque style, which has nothing to do with what they offer. From the architectural point of view, it is worthwhile. But, if you want to feel something mystical, as I saw some people that after realizing the deception, it was very distressed, they are warned.
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  • Beautiful building (on my personally opinion). Be sure to buy tickets inside. Discover many very interesting decorated altars, necessarily advance explore the history of the great female (I will not open secret-:) interesting Museum inside the Palace
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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!
  • It'd quite a walk from the city centre but if you're visiting Prague Castle then it's worth a look!
  • This place is another stunner, especially so if you're into architecture. Make sure to check it out.