St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, Prague

4.7
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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  • 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 »
  • Went yesterday, walked from Old Town. This is a fascinating place, and sad really. It is the Church/Cathedral where the climax of Operation Anthropoid occurred in 1942. This was the assasination of...  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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