The Capuchin Monastery with the Church of Our Lady Queen of the Angels

The Monastery of the Capuchin Order

The monastery reflects the simplicity and poverty of the Capuchin order, which influenced its construction around the year 1600. The building work was overseen by St. Lawrence of Brindisi, who came to Prague on foot from Rome in order to found the monastery.
The Church of Our Lady Queen of the Angels is characterised by an atmosphere of silence and intimacy, completed by the lovely picture of Our Lady.
The monastery comes alive every year at Christmastide, when many people come to see the Nativity scene with its life-sized figures.
The square of Loretánské náměstí, on which the monastery stands, is one of the most mysterious squares in Central Europe, a metaphor of the depths of the soul.