Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Prague

4.7
Although it serves as the principal spiritual home for Czech and Slovak adherents of Eastern Orthodoxy, Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral remains best known for the role it played during World War II. After assassinating the city's Nazi chief of police, seven Czech resistance fighters hid in the church's crypt. The Nazis quickly cordoned off the building with hundreds of troops, and in the ensuing standoff three of the Czech soldiers died, while the other four used their last bullets on one another. One of the church's exterior walls still bears bullet scars, as well as a plaque in honor of the Czech fighters. Visit the crypt to see a small exhibit dedicated to the seven national heroes. By using our Prague attractions planner, you can arrange your visit to Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral and other attractions in Prague.
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  • The Church itself is not to be too striking, but what is interesting about this visit is the story associated with the place. Explore a bit in the network to know this history and will not want to miss your visit.
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  • My review pertains to the museum near the church, commemorating seven Czechoslovak heroes waging unequal battle against hundreds of SS and Gestapo troops. This small museum presents (among others) uni...  more »
  • This Czech Orthodox church contains a crypt and choir area where some heroes of WW2 were hidden by brave priests after they successfully assassinated Reinhard Heydrich. The aftermath of the assassinat...  more »
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  • A very nice church that has been restored to its pre-war beauty. It played a big part in Operation Anthropoid. Don't miss seeing the two trap doors to the crypt below and don't miss the museum below.
  • Since seeing Operation Daybreak YEARS ago and Anthropoid recently have always wanted to visit here. What bravery those men had and what a credit to their country and indeed us all. Museum gives full record and the crypt is heartrending
  • A very disappointing and expensive walking tour. No need to spend 3 hours walking around the town having to listen to a guide who was reading out information from her IPad in a monotonous and unclear voice. In the Cyril and Methodius church and the Crypt however there were more than sufficient and well -presented facts photos and short films. A very interesting presentation indeed!
  • I wasn't expecting much when I entered the crypt, but the museum and tribute to the anti Nazi resistance was very detailed and vivid. Visit and pay tribute to the 6 heroes who made their last stand in this very church and to the thousands who lost their lives trying to protect their freedom
  • It's hard to find the opening hours online. Just so others don't make the same mistake we did, it is closed on Mondays. Open from 9 to 17 other days.
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