Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Loreta and Černín Palace


Loreta is a large pilgrimage destination in Hradčany, a district of PragueCzech Republic. 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 Giovanno Orsi; the project was financed by a noblewoman of the Lobkowitz family.
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.
Immediately across the square is Černín Palace. An excellent write up about this storied structure can be found here

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