The Prague Loreto, Prague

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Among the many liturgical treasures stored at The Prague Loreto, 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. To visit The Prague Loreto and get the most from your holiday in Prague, create itinerary details personal to you using our Prague road trip planner.
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  • When visiting the Castle take an hour or so to admire this beautiful complex. Try to visit the place when the bells strike for the complete hour and enjoy the carillion (you can watch it live from the...  more »
  • What regrets, we had no enough time to enter (entry fee) visit this monument but already very beautiful from the outside and all in a fairly quiet setting that contrasts completely with the tourist madness of downtown!
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  • This is a fascinating place to visit, showing a broad spectrum of the time. Be aware that interior photography requires an additional ticket- it was worth it. Many other reviews discuss the courtyard ...  more »
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  • Definitely a pilgrimage spot. Beautiful church. Great incite on cult of flagellation. Worth waiting to hear their early carillon.
  • A beautiful church near the Strohav Monastery and Prague Castle. Entrance fee isn't too high, but like many places you have to separately purchase photo permission to take photos. If you like churches, then this is definitely a must see.
  • Descriptions in the guide books are correct. A very nice catholic church. Not overwhelming, but normally beautiful.
  • Really pretty building, instead of just the monestary there was a lot of paintings as well! We were amazed by the great state the building was in. Sadly if you want to take pictures inside the building, you will have to pay 100 ckr on top of the entrance price. However, maybe it was good to just enjoy the beauty of the building without being focused on taking pictures. Staff was a bit annoyed it seemed, they weren't really glad to see us it seemed.
  • I wish the playing bells' mechanism would be more on display, but it was okay to see the main principle of how it works. Loretta Treasure is beautiful and it's nice to see beautifully crafted objects.
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