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Dientzenhofers and Loreto. The Story of Loreto Facade

Loreto (Loreta), Loretánské náměstí 7, Praha 1 - Hradčany, 118 00


15. 6. 2016 – 31. 12. 2017

The impressive Baroque facade, which is one of the major landmarks of Prague, everyone knows. But guess how it looked like before Philip Hyacinth Prince of Lobkowicz ordered this significant architectural scenery from Christopher Dientzenhofer? Today's visitors usually do not perceive that the facade was not created simultaneously with the whole Loreto Sanctuary, but almost 100 years after its founding. And it is just this interesting construction history of Loreto facade on which is focused this year's high season exhibition.

In cooperation with leading experts in the baroque architecture and conservationists "The Story of Loreto facade" during the 17th and 18th centuries will be presented. Visitors can follow how the architecture of Loreto was transformed, chapels were added and the appearance of the building façade was changed.

The exhibition will not only look into the history of the building, but will have also overlap to the present: it will present an interesting moments in the ongoing reconstruction of the facade.


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