Loreta is a large pilgrimage destination in Hradčany, a district of Prague. It consists of a cloister, the church of the Lord’s Birth, a Holy Hut and the clock tower with a famous chime.

The construction had started in 1626 and the Holy Hut was blessed on March 25, 1631. The architect was the Italian Giovanni Orsi; the project was financed by a noblewoman Kateřina Benigna of the Lobkowicz family. Fifty years later the place of pilgrimage was already surrounded by cloisters to which after 1740 an upper storey by Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer.

The Face wall in Baroque style was designed by the architects Christoph Dientzenhofer and Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer and added at the beginning of the 18th century.

The chapel is most known for its peal, heard since August 15, 1695. It was constructed during 1694 by watchmaker Peter Neumann from thirty smaller and larger bells.

Today the building also hosts large collection of liturgical tools, mainly monstrances. Exhibitions are occasionally held on the first floor of the cloister.



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Founded: 1626
Category: Religious sites in Czech Republic


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Quentin Moreau (4 months ago)
Very nice building that you should also visit from the inside
Sorin Stancioiu (7 months ago)
I enjoyed the time spent here, it's a good place to take pictures and to see Christian art.
Lia Horvat Zupančič (7 months ago)
it is very beautifull and full of history. I recommend viewing it, as it is very big and with pretty views and also frescoes are good qualities. just be carefull because they charge photographing for 100€ and if you are a student you pay less with isic card
j h (9 months ago)
The Loreto is included as part of the Prague Cool Pass. We were initially not going to visit it because it was quite far from where we were staying. However, we were sightsighting and before we knew it, we strolled pretty close to Loreto and decided to visit. We are very glad we did because the church was very beautiful. You can tell there was a lot of history behind the walls. Definitely visit if you're ever in Prague. The history is quite fascinating.
Sevilay Koçer (9 months ago)
Loreta is gorgeous inside and out. The stairs in the garden are very aesthetic. Every detail is beautiful. Loreta consists of a cloister, the church of the Lord’s Birth, the Santa Casa and a clock tower with a famous chime. The construction started in 1626 and was finished in 1931. The architect is Italian Giovanni Orsi. The baroque façade was designed and added years later by architects Christoph Dientzenhofer and Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer.
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