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St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral

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Address: Resslova 9, Prague, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420224920686
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This museum tells the story of brave Czech paratroopers who killed...

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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If you are not aware of the atempt against a nazi officer that took place in Prague, you should before visiting the city. It will make your trip much more interesting. This church... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are not aware of the atempt against a nazi officer that took place in Prague, you should before visiting the city. It will make your trip much more interesting. This church (basement, cript and museum) is an important piece of the story and it is just an amazing visit. Do not leave Prague without dropping by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you visit you have got to read the story on display in the gallery before visiting the crypt as it a huge part of the experience. It is an incredible story that played a huge part in the outcome of WWII. It's not as decorated or beautifully designed as other churches/cathedrals in Prague but I enjoyed it just as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter how many museums you visit relating to the horrors of the Second World War, they still have a profound impact. The museum beneath the church details German occupation of Czechoslovakia, the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, and the brutal response of the Nazis. It's very small but very informative. The crypt where the assassins took their own lives following... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see a spectacular cathederal then look no further than the main cathederal in Prague. This is a lovely little church but the main interest is for those with an interest in the history of WW2 and the part played by the Czech resistance. Its both a sad and moving place when you learn of the story... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forward or to history buffs. Although the events that took place at the crypts of this cathedral took place at the absolute end of World War II, it was an excellent insight into Czechoslovakia and World War II history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crypt where the Heydrich assassins were trapped and killed is a heartwrenching but worthwhile visit. Your hair will stand up on your arms.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love churches, and yet I found this famous cathedral very disappointing. Nothing grand about it, although I would recommend visiting the crypt that is accessed from the ground level. It's very moving experience, recounting the slaughter of those hiding from the Nazis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They do accept donations. You go in and the walls are full of great history. Read through it and then enter the Krypt. Stay quiet to show respect. Read the wall of the story of the paratrooper and stand there and imagine yourself back in those days. It was a very cool experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cathedral has been the center of several historical events from the 18th through the 20th century and serves as the focal point of the Orthodox faith in the Czech lands. Whether your interest is historical or architectural - it is well worth he visit. To add to your experience - read a bit about some the event that took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

ST CYRIL and ST METHODODIUS CATHEDRAL has a special place in the history of Prague. The church was the last stand of the brave men who took part in the assassination of Rheinhard Heydrich in WW2. Known as Operation Anthropoid the attack occurred on the 27th May 1942 and the history of this attack and subsequent events are well documented.... More 

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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.
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