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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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  • A must visit place. A vital part of ww2 history. Gives you the full story in both English and Czech language and has plenty of pictures etc. Please don't pay for this though. Visit the church yourself...  more »
  • The Crypt is now a museum but be warned, it is open Tuesday to Sunday, we didn't know this and went on a Monday just before leaving for the airport. We visited on Mon 7 Nov and left a couple of Poppie...  more »
  • Imagine was a much smaller Church. And I think that the people on the wall remains of ammunition remain fresh, resisted the fascist breast became full. Film "seven people Akatsuki", book "HHhH.
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  • 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.
  • Historialy one of the most important spots connected with the end of the WWII.
  • Interesting and moving
  • Great Cathedral, a piece of History
  • When you want mix new history and old one this is ideal place.Probably only one chappel where dies such many brave men