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The Prague Loreto

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A Baroque-style shrine housing liturgical treasures including the famous star-shaped "Sun of Prague," which is studded with 6,222 diamonds. Place of pilgrimage, Loreto Treasure, baroque carillon, 3D model of newly discovered Crypt with special...more
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Loretanske nam 7, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
Hradcany & Letna
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting Prague Castle we decided to take the short walk to the Loreto. Although I wouldn't say this is a must do, it was very pleasant to walk around and it was worth it just to see inside the baroque style church.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Holidaymad
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Staying next to the castle for a week gave a great opportunity to visit much in this area of Prague, including Loreto. Not knowing much about it, it was a pleasant surprise discovering the origins and symbolisms of Loreto, and the reason why it became...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lindale
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Well worth visiting Loreta while in Prague. One of the most beautiful chapels in Europe, an unbelievable treasury, and so much history. You’ll enjoy it so much more than following the crowds around Prague Castle complex.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank traveltime10
Reviewed October 26, 2018

The ideal place to go to get away from the crowds in Prague. And there is plenty to see (and hear): The Santa Casa (Holy House) which is a replica of the house of the Virgin Mary - this is the most important in Bohemia;...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank j1954g
Reviewed October 6, 2018

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 2nd floor via live cams). The highlight...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

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 with saints (the biography of each is fascinating), the Black Virgin, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank deborahf702
Reviewed September 25, 2018

What a surprise this turned out to be. We really enjoyed our visit, and to get the most out of it would highly recommend getting the audio guide. There are many interesting parts to the Loreto, but the Treasury was the highlight for us. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RaspberryShortcake
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This was a great example of sympathetic restoration, an interesting piece of Czech history that was well presented. The added bonus of some beautiful chiming church bells and historical artifacts.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank daisyday2011
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We randomly decided to go in and check it out. Really interesting history and paintings and the treasury is amazing. I recommend using the audio guide and allow at least an hour. There is also a little terrace on the second floor with a bench...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carmen a
Reviewed August 4, 2018

I was attracted to this from my Lonely Planet guide because of the Bearded Lady.Poor thing was promised to the King of Crete and she wanted none if it so asked God to help. He promptly gave her a beard which sorted things out except...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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September 20, 2015|
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Tram 22 questions (7 Replies)
1. If one travels on tram 22 will he be able to sightsee while in it or is it just a cheap and convenient way to hop on hop off to the main sights? 2.We will be staying at Radisson Blu off Wenceslas square. Where is the closest hop on point and how close is it (and what is it called)? 3.Approximately how long does it take from said station to the castle (and is the castle stop near the main gate from where the Loreto is also quite near or elsewhere)? Thanks a lot!
September 11, 2016|
Response fromtejashombre|
1. you can ride to both edges of the city 2. Walk to Narodni Trida and catch it there....use Google maps..under 10min walk 3. 14min to the castle...you want 2 stops more to Pohořelec to be at Loreta...17min
crees50
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travel times on milan metro (1 Replies)
I will be in Milan early July, I need to get to Cernusco sul Naviglio during the evenings 6 ish then back into Milan about 9ish. If I stayed near the Loreto station , how long will it take for the journey? Is it safe to travel on the metro in the evenings? Also are Corso Buenos Aires area or the central station area good areas to stay in for a week as a holiday ? I saw a hotel I like in Sesto San Giovanni, not near to the metro, is it possible to get to Cernusco from there? Is that a good...More
April 24, 2007|
Response fromChrella|
Don't stay in Sesto San Giovanni as it's too far from the centre. To get to Cernusco Sul Naviglio you need to take the green line on the metro, it will take about 15 minutes depending on where you're staying &amp; at 9pm the metro is very safe. The Central station like any other station does have a lot of strange people hanging around but it's only unsafe very late at night. I've stayed at hotels across the road many times &amp; wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. However, as your staying...More
crees50
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travel times on metro (1 Replies)
I will be in Milan early July and need to get to Cernusco Sul Naviglio early evening [ for 17.30] then return to Milan [22.00]. If I stayed near the Loreto metro station or the Central station, how long will the journey take? Is it safe on the metro in the evenings, I will be with friends. I may stay in the Corso Buenas Aires area or the Central Station area, which one is better? I have seen a hotel I like in Sesso San Giovanni, can I get to Cernusco easily from there? there is no metro...More
April 24, 2007|