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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  • It is very important to know the history of this place before entering (the film Operation Anthropoid, the account with quite likelihood). We were lucky to be able to pass to the cathedral, as a monk just passed by and let us enter a few minutes to a group that we were there. It is beautiful and it is noticeable that it is a special place for the Czechs as it is very well preserved. Subsequently, we went down and got soaked with what happened with the museum-exhibition they have exposed. It's in English, so I say it's best to come up with the story learned. The truth that is impressive what happened and the passage from light to darkness as narrates the explanation that is right in front of the passage to the crypt makes you put a knot in your throat. You have to put yourself in the place. Inside the crypt you can feel the terrible moments that must have lived. It is a must for history lovers and I would venture to say that for all. The visit is free.
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  • Amazing architecture. Statues and beautiful windows adorn this church. History and beauty that is worth seeing.  more »
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  • This is amazing little Cathedral. St Cyril and St Methodius are responsible for bringing Catholicism to Czech. This Cathedral was also an important part of the fight against the Nazi's.
  • Amazing piece of history plus free entry. Leave a donation, it's well worth a visit.
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