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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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  • In the crypt of the Cathedral, the last remaining Heydrich sought bomber protection. You not surrendered and fought bravely until the end. There's a plaque with bullet holes the trappings. Respect and mourning for the victims. During the week Mon - Sat you can in the crypt. Most such worship is normal. Easy to reach by tram or underground.
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  • After watching the film 'Anthropoid' we decided to visit the church during our planned visit to Prague. If you're planning to visit the church I would recommend watching the film before your visit. Th...  more »
  • No doubt the main reason why we went to visit the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius was after knowing the details of the operation anthropoid. It was in this place where they hid the members of the Czech Army after attacking the life of R. Heydrich, high nazi hierarchy responsible for the area of Moravia and Bohemia, who was neither more or less responsible for executing the final elimination of the Jews in Europe after the sadly famous Wansee Conference. After the attack, those who executed the ambush with Heydrich hid in the basement of the Church and it was there where, once they have been betrayed and its location revealed, finally found his death from long hours of combat with the nazi that rodeo Church Army and he sought to eliminate them, marks of the shooting are still present on the exterior wall of the Church and into the basement the oppressed and actually mobilizing environment still can feel the anguish that must have represented to those who were there fighting for their lives, knowing in the background that they should not escape the visitor. Marks on the walls, places where sought to dig a tunnel to escape and the famous window facing the outside from the basement are still there to remind us of the cruelty of the war. They are the busts of those who died there that remind us that these heroes managed to finish with a dire and bloody parts of the nazi machinery with its attack, leaving his life therefore. There is a sign with information, objects and photographs about the operation, very interesting visit.
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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