The Loreto (Loreta) was built during the 17th century (1626) at the order of Katerina of Lobkowicz, as part of the Catholic campaign to attract the Czechs back to Catholicism.
This Marian pilgrimage site with the Baroque Church of the Nativity and a replica of the Holy House is surrounded by cloisters and chapels. In the tower there is a 27-bell carillon that plays the Loretan Marian song A Thousand Times We Greet Thee (every hour from 9 am to 6 pm).
The Loreto treasure consists of a rare collection of liturgical objects from the 16th to 18th centuries, the most famous of which is the "Prague Sun", a monstrance encrusted with 6,222 diamonds.
Hradčany, Loretánské náměstí 7, Prague
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours