Loretto, Prague

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  • Statues in front of the Loreto
    Statues in front of the Loreto
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  • Santa Casa in the Loreto's courtyard
    Santa Casa in the Loreto's courtyard
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  • View of the cloisters' arcades
    View of the cloisters' arcades
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    The Loreto

    by Packerman Written Aug 26, 2002

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    You can't see so much from the picture but the exterior is very bright with the walls being creme colored and the windows outlined with a bright yellow color, the roof is orange-red and the bell tower top is green. It's worth going inside for the nice art. There are paintings, sculptures, an interesting chapel, and a treasury. Some of the priceless jewels were made in Vienna by J. Kunischbauer and M. Stegner, jewellers to the Habsburg Court.

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    Loreta

    by TerezaJ Written Aug 26, 2002

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    This former place of pilgrimage with a copy of Santa Casa was built in 1626, and the Baroque Church of the Nativity of Our Lord was added in 1734-35. The facade of the front wing was rebuilt by K. I. Dienzenhofer in 172O-22. The tower contains 30 loretto bells which play the Song of Our Lady. The most valuable item of the liturgical treasury is the so-called Prague Sun, a monstrance weighing over 12 kg and embellished with 6,500 diamonds.

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    Loreta

    by Jim_Eliason Written Aug 8, 2009

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    This shrine begun in 1626 was modeled on the Loreto shrine in Iltay. It was designed as a pilgrimage site and includes a large courtyard for pilgrims to sleep in alongside the numerous chapels

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    Loretto Church on Hradchani

    by el_ruso Updated Dec 19, 2006

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    This massive shrine built in the XVIII century is located across from the grim foreign affairs ministry.

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    LORETA

    by NightStar Updated Aug 31, 2005

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    LORETA this is a very nice church on Prague castle with many small ringing bells with melodies - every hour !

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    Inside the Loreta

    by Xdrive Written May 26, 2005

    This is the garden inside the church, the guard there don't allow to take photo. So, I take this snap shot. This is a beauiful sculptures in the mid of the garden.

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    Where Is This ?

    by coceng Updated Aug 25, 2003

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    This was probably taken in the Loretto area. As I was walking in the area.

    I love seeing the statues lining up on the steps. Anybody can provide some infos on them ?

    Beautiful statues
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    Loretto...

    by coceng Updated Aug 25, 2003

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    Loretto (the area) is a place of pilgrimage. we can see The Santa Casa Church on the photo on the left.

    Loretto area
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    The Loreto Shrine

    by kenbac Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This shrine is a at the centre of the complex and is presumed to be a replica of the house Mary lived in.
    An interesting place to visit.

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    The Prague Castle is great,...

    by Venturingnow Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Prague Castle is great, and there is a ton to see up there. Take a tour around the grounds, go see the Lorreto, and maybe the Military History Museum as well.

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