The Loreta is a baroque place of pilgrimage founded by Benigna Kateřina Lobkowicz in 1626, designed as a replica of the supposed Santa...
Siberian technician Anatoly Konyenko used to manufacture tools for microsurgery, but these days he prefers to spend 7½ years crafting a...
Church of the Assumption of Our Lady
Pivnice U Černého Vola
Many religious people make a pilgrimage to the Loreta, but just across the road, the 'Black Ox' is a shrine that pulls in pilgrims of a...
Candlelight, incense and a Buddhist shrine characterise this intimate, vaulted restaurant that tries to capture the atmosphere of an...
Loretánské náměstí · interesting places nearby
Černín Palace information
The late-17th-century early-baroque palace facing the Loreta boasts Prague’s largest monumental façade. This imposing building has housed the foreign ministry since the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918, except during WWII when it served as the headquarters of the Nazi Reichsprotektor, and is where the documents that dissolved the Warsaw Pact were signed in 1991. In 1948, Jan Masaryk – son of the Czechoslovak Republic’s founding father, Tomáš Masaryk, and the only noncommunist in the new Soviet-backed government – fell to his death from one of the upper windows. Did he fall, or was he pushed?