St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral

St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral

St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 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
Neighbourhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred metres 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 theatres. National Theatre 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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Pub Monster Neil
Liverpool, UK27,646 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
There are many churches throughout Prague ,in fact the city is known as the city of a 100 spires ,one church I love to visit is St Cyril And St Methodius Cathedral.
Constructed between 1730-1736 ,a great example of Baroque style architecture, compared to some of the many churches in this fascinating city its quite unassuming but its the poignant history attached to this church as this is were the brave Czech paratroopers including Jozef Gadcik and Jan Kubis and five of the comrades died after the German soldiers stormed the church,this was in response to the assassination of Obergruppen Fuhrer Und General Der Polizei and overseer of Czechoslavakia Rheinhard Heydrick ,although the attack which killed this tyrant occurred on the 27th May 1942 he actually died from his wounds on the 4th of June 1942 ,outside the church are stone blocks with 1942 etched onto them ,outside the church also is a shrine that's surrounded by bullet holes ,its such a poignant church to visit ,its in my opinion a must go destination if you're planning a holiday to Prague and easy to locate along Resslova .
Written 22 April 2024
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Alex N
Rotherham, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Worth a visit, a very respectful informative place full of history. Don’t miss out on paying your respects.
Also worth mentioning, the museum is free of charge.
Written 20 March 2024
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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 18 February 2024
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Liam MS
Birmingham, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This was an unforgettable experience to fully understand what took place here in WW2.

We stood outside the cathedral and witnessed the bullet holes left in the wall where several Czech paratroopers were hiding underneath in the crypt. We also went down into the crypt after viewing the small exhibition they have of the events that took place in 1942. There is also a short 15 minute video you can request to watch showing a reconstruction of the failed assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. After viewing all this, we decided to take a walk inside the church. It’s so beautiful inside.

Before we left the exhibition we left donations in their collection box. It is free to view and experience, and we felt that we had to make a contribution as the Czech people are proud of the bravery their soldiers showed that day that it should be for all to see. We hoped our donations will help continue their work.
Written 11 January 2024
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Curiosity483305
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Great experience- very moving and sad place. Very different to what is depicted in the film, Anthropoid. Very accessible for all.
Written 30 December 2023
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Malcolm H
Aylesford, UK462 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A wedding was taking place in the cathedral on 7 Oct 23 but our visit to the crypt below was so poignant. It was where the Czech resistance fighters were trapped by the Nazis in 1942. In contrast to the film (Operation Daybreak) the crypt looked so small and so sad with the many bullet holes still visible. But well worth a visit there.
Written 25 October 2023
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product-of-canada
Toronto, Canada2,457 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 30 September 2023
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Georgios - Mich... K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Top sight! One of the most historical places in Prague. Heartbreaking experience. A really "must-to-do" for every traveller.
Written 31 August 2023
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Cristinel
Romania1,024 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Beautiful church and very famous one from the prospective of history. Under the church is the crypt where a group of Czech paratroopers who killed Heydrich hiding from Nazis in WWII. A visit to both church and crypt it is a must for history lovers.
Written 18 August 2023
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amorace
Minneapolis, MN996 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Unbelievable, going in the crypt below the church is an outstanding lesson in history. It is free. To me this is a must see! I can’t even do it justice to describe it. Just go see it
Written 15 July 2023
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