Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Prague

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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 Cathedral is an interesting buildings, it is worth a little deep into the street. But find it easy, if guided by the dancing House. from them we should pass along the street Resslova, and close on the opposite side can be seen. The Cathedral is the principal in the Czech Orthodox Church. Only have to watch the time, when it is open.
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  • This was one of the highlights of our weekend. Extremely poignant and a fitting tribute to the bravery of the men that lost their lives in the crypt. There is no entry fee and a box for donations on a...  more »
  • Second time I've been here and it's still amazing. The thing that made it great for me was that I previously read the book "HHHH" which is a biography of the assassination of Reinhardt Heydrich. To co...  more »
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  • The place you need to see. Very important historical object, if you want to know more - watch the movie "Antropoid", it a good movie about World War II, you will know why this place is worth visiting
  • There is so much very old history in Prague; it's interesting to see some that is more recent. This church, of course, is where the "parachutists" hid after attacking Heidrich and took their own lives before they could be killed by the Nazis. Seeing the bullet marks in the stone wall of the church's exterior, where the Nazis tried to shoot into the church basement, makes the whole episode seem very real. Highly recommended. Read the whole story online.
  • A heavy experience in a unique space; lots of information about the unfortunate end for the parachutists who hid in this crypt.
  • The church where the Jewish soldiers on Operation Anthropoid were killed. The crypt (downstairs) is well kept and full of information.
  • All churches are nice.

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