The Legend of Santa Casa

Sata Casa is the place in Nazareth where the Archangel Gabriel announced Virgin Mary that Jesus Christ, the Son of God would be born from her blessed womb. In the very same house the Holy Family stayed after their return from Egypt and Mary lived there years to come.

In 1291 a Christian family named Angeli had the Holy House moved piece by piece from Nazareth to Dalmatia and later in 1295 to the Italian town of Loreto. From the name of the Italian family “Angeli” people developed in time the legend that the Holy House had been brought to Loreto by angels themselves. The story has become popular in all Christian world and many other copies of Santa Casa have been built all over the world.

The Loreto in Prague is the biggest and most famous copy of Santa Casa in the Czech Republic and attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists every year.

Opening hours:

Tue – Sun 9:00 – 12:15 and 13:00 – 16:30

Entrance fee:

  1. Adults CZK 90.-
  2. StudentsCZK 70.-
  • covers the entrance to the whole premises including the Treasury
  • Discounts to families


Loreto Prague, Loretánské nám. 7, 118 00 Prague 1 – Hradčany


  • +420 220 516 740



Getting there:

  • Trams No 22, 23 to stop Pohorelec and then follow the signs saying “Loreta”.

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