St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, Prague

4.7
Although it serves as the principal spiritual home for Czech and Slovak adherents of Eastern Orthodoxy, St Cyril and St 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 St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral and other attractions in Prague.
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  • Very difficult to write a review on this church bearing in mind what happened and it’s history, I think humbling is a good description. Bearing in mind the 7 Czech paratroopers and what they did it...  more »
  • It is humbling to walk into this Church and listen to the story of the Czech WWII resistance paratroopers and Operation Anthropoid. The hero's of this secret undercover mission all eventually...  more »
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  • Very thought provoking place. Well worth a visit. An important part of the countries history
  • Outstanding. Great detailed well written memorial museum site, English written commentary. Also Crypt where final shootout happened. Can see bulletholes outside on street.
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