St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, Prague

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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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  • The church itself is beautiful inside and very unassuming from the outside. It's significance to me is its role in Operation Anthropoid. Unfortunately the crypt was closed but we did visit the... 
    The church itself is beautiful inside and very unassuming from the outside. It's significance to me is its role in Operation Anthropoid. Unfortunately the crypt was closed but we did visit the...  more »
  • In the wonderful New Town there are many fine churches but none more famous than St Cyril And St Methodius Cathedral. Constructed between 1730-1736 ,it's certainly an ancient church but what this... 
    In the wonderful New Town there are many fine churches but none more famous than St Cyril And St Methodius Cathedral. Constructed between 1730-1736 ,it's certainly an ancient church but what this...  more »
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  • Amazing place, so interesting. Definitely read the book HHHH before you visit. Incredible to be able see where the brave soldiers stood against the Nazis.
  • It's a tragic history. But an important part of Prague history. I highly recommend a visit here. Important to learn about our history.

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