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Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Prague
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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. Put Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral into our Prague itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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On my second visit to Prague with my parents in tow, they told me about their plans to visit this place and I'm so glad they did, as I would consider this essential as part of the history and fabric o... read more »
This is an incredible place with an incredible story of the assasination of Heydrich by Czech paratroopers. Its a story that you will want to hear and its both mioving and surreal. It was though provo... read more »
After hearing the incredible story about the assassination of Heydrich by Czech paratroopers, and their bravery, we made a point to visit the church where they held off the Germans for 12 hours. They ... read more »
Historialy one of the most important spots connected with the end of the WWII.
When you want mix new history and old one this is ideal place.Probably only one chappel where dies such many brave men
An amazing building to visit. Such an epic story too.
Must-see memorial for Czech heroes of the Heydrich Terror. The crypt where the martyrs fought their last battle against the Nazis is very well preserved.
Visit the museum Incredible story.
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