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St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Address: Resslova 9, Prague, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 224 920 686
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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WW2 History

Well worth a visit. A very memorably and poignant place from the dark days of Nazi rule. If you have recently watched the Anthropoid film you will no the story of this crypt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. A very memorably and poignant place from the dark days of Nazi rule. If you have recently watched the Anthropoid film you will no the story of this crypt.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its an important location of the aftermath of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. Definitely go down to the crypt and not just the church..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having heard the story and more recently found out more via the film Anthropoid released earlier this year) we wanted to visit the site where the unfortunate brave Czech Parachutists met their end. Outside the main crypt is a small room that describes the events leading up to the assassination of Heydrich in May 1942 and the terrible aftermath. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the crypt below is the Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror in Prague,,,a sobering reminder of a valiant World War II mission. It is where a bloody battle took place between Czech commandos and German troops with the two soldiers who assassinated Heydrich among the seven who died here. Well worth a visit.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we couldn't find an organised trip here so we just got a map and found it ourselves it's free to get in although most people leave a donation on the way out. What a very moving place this is you will not leave there without feeling humble. The true story of the brave men who were killed during operation anthropoid... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is the site of the last stand of the men who assassinated Reinhard Heydrich, who was also known as the Butcher of Prague. They hid and died in the crypt below the church. The crypt has been turned into a tiny museum--when entering, you first are surrounded by the story of the assassination and the events that led... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit place. A vital part of ww2 history. Gives you the full story in both English and Czech language and has plenty of pictures etc. Please don't pay for this though. Visit the church yourself and they now accept donations. So donate straight to the church and not to a tour company. Watch either Operation Daybreak or the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Crypt is now a museum but be warned, it is open Tuesday to Sunday, we didn't know this and went on a Monday just before leaving for the airport. We visited on Mon 7 Nov and left a couple of Poppies as a Remembrance mark of respect to the Czech heroes, both the clergy and the SOE operatives.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this church which has so much WWII history. The story is told very accurately and movingly in the entrance area.

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Cairo, Egypt
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dun feel anything special not that much to pay and go there preferred to spend that time in the marvelous castle and parks

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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.
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