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St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 6 days ago

I found St Cyril Cathedral an interesting, yet sombre experience, reflecting on those who gave there lives for something they seriously believed in. The little museum is well laid out explaining the history of the 7 paratroopers who gave their lives for something they seriously...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Hein Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly historical place, Go Read up on the history before you go. The place makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jmb0510
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great WWII history inside this church, related to the Hyndrich (#2 to Hitler) assassination in Prague 1942. The British operators were holed up in the crypt after their mission and eventually died there after being turned in by traitors amidst the killing spree and siege...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Iamalpha
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had researched the events following the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in 1942 and having watched the film Anthropoid we took the opportunity to visit the cathedral and crypt where the parachutists took refuse. We found the church with some difficulty as we had not...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank johnmhicklin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard of the crypt and the assassin of Heydrich. But I couldn't imagine that visiting this crypt under the "Cyril & Methodius" could raise such strong feelings. It contains rather few items, but together it almost took my breath away.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Sven_Axelsson_56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read up on the history before you go. The battle of the crypt brilliantly portrayed in 2 films. Makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Must go again.

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the church and crypt last December but came back this year and took a friend there. it is quite a levelling experience but the crypt has busts of the brave Czech soldiers who fought and died there in 1942. if you visit the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Wolfietraveller
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I couldn’t come to Prague and it pay a visit to this church and it’s museum I the crypt. After learning many years ago of the brutalities and atrocities that took place in Prague at the hands of the Nazis and Heydrich and also seeing...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank GiovanniMPM
Reviewed September 7, 2019

Most guided tours also contain this location, not just for the church, but for its remarkable history during WW II. During the 'Anthropoid' operation, 7 paratroopers succeeded in killing Heydrich, and then they hid in the crypt of this church. The Nazi retaliation was very...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Florentin Adria... G
Reviewed September 6, 2019

I was in here before, but it was so much more amusing for the trip. We've had a sanatorium private trip and we've been locked in lonely.

Date of experience: April 2019
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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
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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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