Loreta Monastery - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 05.338 E 014° 23.465
33U E 456441 N 5548700
Loreta Monastery - Prague
Waymark Code: WM16487
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 05/01/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Through the winding streets of the New World we reached the first square in Hradcany. Apart from the imposing Cernin palace, the square is dominated by a baroque jewel - Prague Loreto.
In the tower of the church there is a famous carillon from the Prague clockmaker P. Neumann from 1693. It was donated to the Loreto by the merchant Eberhard of Glauchov. It consists of 27 stationary bells which are sounded by hammers connected to a keyboard.

"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 (every hour from 10 am to 5 pm). The Loreto treasure consists of a rare collection of liturgical objects and other votive gifts from the 16th to 18th centuries, the most famous of which is the "Prague Sun", a monstrance encrusted with 6,222 diamonds

The Legend on the Carillon origin
A poor widow used to live at Nový Svet (New World) and had as many children as there were bells in Loreto. She would hide a silver coin for each of them, the gifts of their godmother, which they were to get when the grow up. Unfortunately, the family was attacked by plague, and the children were dying, one by one. The mother would always take one coin to arrange for a funeral, and there was some money left for the passing bell ringing with one of the Loreto bells. When she buried her last child in this way, she fell ill herself. She only heaved that there was nobody to take care after her last pilgrimage, and at that moment, all the bells sounded with a beautiful melody. The widow listened to the sounds which reminded her of her children’s voices, and died with peace on her face."

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Location City and Country: Prague, Czech Republic

Name of Location or Landmark: Loreto Prague

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Puzzle or 3d model Manufacturer: Fine Art America

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Puzzle Type: Cardboard 2 dimensional

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