Hradcany District

Hradcany

Hradcany

Hradcany is a unique Prague quarter. Just several streets, magnificent palaces near small fairy tale houses, sounds of Loreta carillon, monastery gardens

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Hradcany Square

Hradcany Square

A long time ago this square was surrounded by small houses of Hradcany residents. Perhaps it would have looked like this until now if a terrible fire had not happened in 1541.

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Loreta

Loreta

Loreta is one of the main pilgrimage sites in Prague. The name goes back to the Italian town Loretto. The legend says that after the Saracens' invasion to Palestine, angels took the Holy House (Santa Casa) first to Dalmatia and then to Loretto. It was the very same house where the Virgin Mary lived and where archangel Gabriel came to her and announced that she would be the mother of God.

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Novy Svet

Novy Svet

One of the most romantic Prague streets - Novy Svet - is located just a few steps from the crowded Loretanska Square. When you are here it is hard to believe that you are still in the capital city. A long time ago this place was a suburb of Hradcany town. After 1360 it was included in the town walls. Houses which we can see here today were built mostly in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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