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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 11, 2017
    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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  • February 6, 2017
    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.
  • November 18, 2016
    The church where the Jewish soldiers on Operation Anthropoid were killed. The crypt (downstairs) is well kept and full of information.
  • January 9, 2017
    Alvaro, the soldiers were not Jewish. The whole operation was managed by the Czech government in exile in London.
  • July 19, 2016
    It was a Saturday when we went and the cathedral appeared to be closed. Located along a highway. Not much to see, not really unique from outside.
  • March 1, 2017
    Incredible story, very moving place.

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