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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  • We couldn't wait to visit this place as we were fascinated by its history. Czech commandos who had parachuted in from England, Sgt. Jan Kubis and Sgt. Josef Gabchik, ambushed Reinhard Heydrich, the br...  more »
  • This is where the members of the resistance were found ended their lives when hunted down by the Germans in WWII. A bit eery but on the whole, an interesting place. Enjoy.  more »
  • If you like history and more specifically this period, you can not miss it. Enter without knowing that is what happened in the crypt and why, not help you capture the feeling that emanates. I recommend, before visiting it, all those who desconozcais his story to read book HHhH Laurent Binet, or see the films: the man in the heart of iron or operation anthroid (the latter focuses more on the operation itself, something that the first also has) the biography of Reinhard Heydrich blan. Regarding entry is paid the voluntat, before the entrance to the crypt you have explanatory panels in Hungarian and English.
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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.
  • Interesting historical place with a little museum (free entrance).
  • 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.
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