St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral

St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral

St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
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 paratroopers and 20 days later they died here during fight against 700 Nazi soldiers.
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The area
Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
How to get there
  • Charles' Square • 2 min walk
  • national Ave • 8 min walk
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PATRICK
North Lanarkshire, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Very SERENE place to visit with lots of information regarding the tragic end of the paratroopers,if you have never seen any of the film's , operation anthropoid,or the man with the iron heart I would strongly recommend to watch before you visit,then a follow up visit to the LIDICE memorial ,easy to get there bus number 300 from the same bus station that you get transport to airport on metro green line and if you really fancy a beer after the visit walk into bustenhrad about 30 minute walk where there is a traditional Czech pub you can also catch the 300 from the village back to bus station and metro green line regards pat.tom.martin &David from Glasgow
Written November 8, 2022
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Polisgirl
Polis, Cyprus669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We visited this Church to go to the crypt museum associated with the Heydrich assassination. It was really interesting. It is free but there is the opportunity to leave a destination. It doesn't take long to go around the information and exhibits, perhaps around 20 minutes.
Written July 26, 2021
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TheCount69
Rochdale, UK881 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I was lucky enough to attend when a service was on, although in Czech I couldn't understand it, the church was crammed to bursting point.
The church crypt is where the paratroopers held out after the assassination of Heydrich during the second world war.
The church and crypt are definitely worth visiting and there are still bullet holes on the outside of the church
Written February 7, 2023
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Lina
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Absolutely beautiful, mystical and full of goodness! Visited in February, a family with children, children liked this place too. Hidden gem.
This is a working church, we have witnessed a baby baptism.
Written February 18, 2024
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RJN612
Pottsville, PA440 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The church itself is beautiful inside and very unassuming from the outside. It's significance to me is its role in Operation Anthropoid. Unfortunately the crypt was closed but we did visit the memorial outside, both the one for the Heydrich plotters and the one in memory of those executed because of the plot. It is a tribute to their bravery.
Written June 8, 2022
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Noel O
Edinburgh, UK63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Really interesting small museum and entrance into the crypt where history was unfortunately made. Shame the lady behind the info desk was a bit rude when I asked how to enter the crypt as the big shutter looked more like an exhibit rather than an entrance door. Maybe she's fed up of tourists and should consider a career change.
Written August 8, 2022
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Amy H
Manchester, UK652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
This is a really interesting little museum/historic place to visit.
Really well arranged and gives you the true insight into what happened.. if you like to visit venues to do with the Second World War then this is a must see.
Written November 19, 2022
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Toronto, Canada2,466 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We stayed at the 'Dancing House' hotel, which is about 1 block from this site - very convenient.

Great tourist site to see with a magnificent story behind it. I believe there are free walking tours that include this site. But if you wish to do it on your own, like we did, perhaps consider watching the movie 'Anthropoid' before you go. If you don't already know the history, it will give you some context and appreciation, giving your visit more meaning.

Quite something to see the bullet holes on the outside.
Written September 30, 2023
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,033 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
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 Heydrich - "the butcher of Prague" as he was called, were offered refuge in this church. They hid here until they were betrayed by one of their own. They were systematically murdered in a siege on the church, trying to survive in the crypt. They all died.

The crypt is now a small museum to honor their memory, their heroic act of patriotism.
Their tragic story was depicted in a fascinating movie - Operation Anthropoid.

Hitler's reaction to the killing of Heydrich was swift. The retaliation was brutal.
The small town of Lidice, not far from Prague was chosen and the town's population, including children, brutally massacred. The town was leveled to the ground.

The church is about half way between the National theater and Vysehrad.
A scenic walk by the river will get you there, turning left to walk up the hill - Resslova street, the church is on the right.
Written September 30, 2020
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Jibblerg
Gaywood, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
In 1942 Reynhard Heydich (The Nazi overseeing most of Czechoslovakia at the time, nicknamed The Hangman of Prague.) Was assassinated by Czech paratroopers in northern Prague. The fleeing paratroopers were helped by the Czech resistance and eventually with the help of a Bishop took refuge in Ss. Cyril & Methodius Cathedral. After sustained revenge on the Prague inhabitants from the Nazis, the paratroopers were betrayed resulting in over 700 German soldiers being deployed to apprehend the assassins. The Cathedral itself is fascinating however just below at street level is a small museum and you can even stand in the very Crypt the brave paratroopers were finally cornered - the ventilation shaft seen from the main road still has the bullet marks and patriotic Czechs place flowers daily at the scene to commemorate the events of 1942. (entry to the Museum is about £3.00 and worth every bit of it)
Watch the 1975 film "Operation Daybreak" before you go and it's an even better experience.
Written November 22, 2012
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