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Organ Concerts for Visitors

Are you fond of organ music? Arrange your visit to Saturday afternoon - you are cordially invited to listen organ concert during your Loreto tour – don't miss it!
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Open Organ Choir Loft

- guided tours 

July 19 (Wed) - last available times 10 am and 11 am. Don't miss this special event!
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zvonohra1The Carillon plays again!

With a great pleasure we announce that after repair of the clockwork Loreto Carillon is in working order again.

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Baroque Carillon

hodinová věž v průčelíInside the bell tower in the middle of impressive Loreto facade the great musical gem is hidden. Baroque carillon encourages us to pray every hour during the Loreto visit. At the time of it's creation - at the end of the 17th century - it was a true rarity in Bohemia.

It was given to the Loreto by the rich merchant from the Lesser Town, Eberhard von Glauchau. The author of all twenty seven signed playing bells (only one was damaged in the 18th century and replaced) was the Amsterdam town bell-founder Claude Fremy, who made them between 1683-91. The consecration of the bells in the Loreto in 1695 before they were set in the clock-tower was a grand occasion. Every bell had its sponsor from among the ranks of the high aristocracy; Emperor Leopold I assumed patronage of the first of them.

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Organ Loreto Church of the Nativity

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Loreto Organ belongs to exceptional Baroque works and it's still a very popular concert musical instrument. It's origin is related to the recent expansion of the Loreto Church of the Nativity in the 40s of the 18th century. It was created in the famous workshop in Králíky, on a succession three masters worked on it: J. B. Halbich, F. Katzer and K. Weltzer.
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