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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 5 days ago

This Orthodox church is not only memorable due to the struggle of Czech paratroopers with German occupiers but also serves as a concert hall.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ruzha14
Reviewed 6 days ago

Truly identifies the traumatic events of the second world war. A fascinating history of the brave fighters of the Czech Army and the effect the assassination of Heidrich had on people and villages in the area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Duane F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would absolutely recommend visiting this place. Not crowded at all, very interesting and not to long. Free entrance.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank leaw95290
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’d been aware of the Second World War history of the church crypt and the partisans before visiting Prague. I’d decided to pay a visit and was not disappointed, there is a very good chronological time line of the events and circumstances that lead to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Butcher of Prague, Reinhard Heydrich, was killed during World War 2 as a result of Operation Anthropoid. The two Czech SOE agents who killed Heydrich were Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš. Tributes are paid to them and their fallen comrades who were also part...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SteveM1401
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s tour led only, every half an hour and costs around £12 (300 Czech) It lasts around 50 minutes. Lots of steep steps! They do have a lift however it was out of order on my visit. The library is stunning however you are not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

first tried to visit on a Monday. Closed all day!. Went back Tuesday and got stuck behind school party. Free to enter but give donations. Interesting museum with lots to read in English. Crypt very moving to see where those brave men lost their lives

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank colin e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church saw the final end to the heroic Czechoslovakian paratroopers who held out here against the Nazis. They assassinated the third top Nazi Heydrich and paid with their lives. You can walk around the crypt and see the bullet holes, and there is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank terrybensusan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Saturday morning with husband. We'd walked past the candles on the outside wall a day or so before on the way to our hotel but until reading a guide book hadnt realised how close we were. Whilst reading the information in the church entry...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 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
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Nove Mesto (New Town)
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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|
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It doesn't read like a personal experience. That's what comes to my mind