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St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral

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This museum tells the story of brave Czech paratroopers who killed SS-Obergrupenführer Reinhard Heydrich in the Operation Anthropoid. Jan Kubiš and Josef Gabčík escaped to this church and the crypt under the church together with five more...more
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Resslova 9, Prague, Czech Republic
Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having watched the film Anthropoid and read Hhhh by Laurent Binet, we decided to visit this church. It’s a wonderful church with a museum and crypt below. The museum was very informative. It’s free but I would strongly suggest making a donation.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MmmmH1303
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the church and crypt on our visit to Prague having recently watched Anthropoid the movie. There is no entry fee and there is detailed information provided. certainly worth a visit. There is a box available for donations towards upkeep of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GdeM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history behind this church is amazing. I saw the movie Anthropoid a few years ago and was determined to visit the church when I found out it was still in existence. The church looks almost exactly like it does in the movie (only a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Escping
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Harrowing story of incredible bravery. This museum is excellent. Displays are in Czech and English, the staff are informative too. The displays are authentic and interesting. It's probably essential to read up a bit on the story beforehand.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Superharrio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen the film Operation Daybreak my partner and I wanted to see where it actually happened while in Prague. Nothing can prepare you for the feeling on entering the crypt and shutting yourzelf off from the outside world, the seeing the 7 busts and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gayle L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, it is FREE. A small museum but tells the story of the heroes well. To actually be in the crypt where those men hid out and see the bullet holes was a bit chilling. So glad I went. Really close to the tram...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating small museum about the assassination of Hitlers Hangman,well worth a visit if you know the story, if you don’t it’s a fascinating event that is well worth researching.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bob B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very informative and outlines in great detail not only the incredible mission that those brave Paratroopers completed but also the effect that it had on those on the population of Prague and surrounding areas. A poignant and truly worthwhile visit. Thank you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank markrT3601WL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An incredible and moving piece of history in Prague. The Church has done a nice job permitting a museum in the crypt to document this event. Wow!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jonesyclan1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a fairly recent film called Anthropoid which tells the story quite well, although it is a bit graphic in places, but you learn so much more about this episode in Czech recent history by visiting this church and it's crypt

Date of experience: December 2018
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4Seagull
March 9, 2018|
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Response from Bigb67Scotland | Reviewed this property |
I think you're on the wrong thread, perhaps too much Czech beer.?
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ChristineT385
August 29, 2015|
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Response from Martin G | Reviewed this property |
Just be aware it closes promptly at 5 pm so you really need to get there by 4 pm to give yourself time to see everything
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Brenda J
January 2, 2015|
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Response from gordong997 | Reviewed this property |
Buy a transport ticket from the desk in the arrivals hall. Take bus 119 to Nadrazi Velaslavin, take the Metro into the City Centre. The one ticket once you validate it when you get on the bus will also cover you on metro and... More
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A review I submitted after visiting Prague. (5 Replies)
I have written a number of reviews over the years for which Trip Advisor have heaped praise upon me for helping fellow travellers. However, I now have an issue with TA as to why they have not published my review of the St Cyril crypt after a recent visit to Prague, merely telling me to follow certain guidelines when writing reviews. My review read as follows:- "St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral Prague A memorial to some heroes and martyrs of WW11 494779482 (TA reference) ...More
June 26, 2017|
Response fromTilly41|
It doesn't read like a personal experience. That's what comes to my mind