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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  • My husband and I share an interest in military history,so after seeing the film 'Anthropoid' we decided to walk to the cathedral that sheltered the Czech soldiers who assassinated Reinhard Heidrich......  more »
  • A free sight well worth 1 hour of your time. Arrive. Read and learn about the history of the church and the second world war episode. Well worth it  more »
  • Took my son to visit this location, the scene of the final siege from the operation Anthropoid in WW2, and just let him absorb the history of the location. The presentation and layout is good, just tr...  more »
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  • Great church. I saw it from outside. Great historic place. A must seen place
  • Visiting this church was a personal pilgrimage for me to pay my respects to the anti nazis that sacrificed their lives in ridding the world of one of Hitlers henchmen. Entry to the crypt is through the side door which leads to a small museum. An information desk is there. Entry is free into the crypt itself. Once in you find yourself thinking how it was for these men to be trapped here. Bullet holes in the walls, ones feet on the very ground trodden by these heroes.
  • 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.

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