St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, Prague

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#11 of 146 in Historic Sites in Prague
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • In August, 2019, my wife and I went to pay our respects to the brave soldiers of the Czech Army. There is a movie that tells the story of what happened at the Church. You see it before entering the...  more »
  • This beautiful church is forever tied to the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis on the Czechoslovak nation and the heroes that bravely defended it. During WWII. The paratroopers that assassinated....  more »
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  • Loved the liturgy and the priests who serve there are wonderful, a true holy place..
  • Great museum celebrating and remembering those involved in the Czech resistance in world war 2. For those not knowing the history of what happened here, please watch the movie Anthropoid before visiting. It is a very famous story in Czech but not as well known in other countries. Great place with huge historic relevance.
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