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Review of St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral

St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral
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US$32.93*
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Ranked #21 of 920 things to do in Prague
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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“moving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

very moving went into crypt, had a very sad feeling about the place, must place to visit and very interesting

Visited October 2013
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Vashon, Washington
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“A Definitive Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Our driver from the airport pointed out the Church of St. Cyril and St. Methodius on our way to the hotel. He said that many visitors he drove were not aware of its significance. My husband and I had previously read accounts of the Heydrich assassination, the hiding of the patriots, the betrayal, the stand-off in the church, and the atrocities dealt to Lidice and Lezaky. The museum displays tell the tale very clearly with pictures and documents. The entrance to the crypt where the Heydrich assassination commandos hid is through a door that is designed like a Spitfire fighter aircraft wing. One must feel the curve of the door to open it. The seven men in the crypt were in total darkness while they hid with only a crack of light escaping into the gloom. The museum visitor can see the crypt's terrain in subdued light and feel the closeness inside. After their betrayal, the seven patriots were besieged, and there was no escape. Being in the crypt and recounting the whole history of its significance is quite a moving experience for the visitor. As the legend on the entrance to the crypt points out, everyone involved in any way with the assassination knew that their decisions were irreversible and dangerous. The price they paid for their actions was tremendous, but their crossing the line to defend themselves or others who acted in their behalf was a decision they stood by. This memorial is definitely worth visiting.

Visited September 2013
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Vale of Clwyd
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“Very historic and significant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

We were advised to visit this by a fellow traveller and we are very glad that we did. The museum in the crypt is very informative with all the background history clearly displayed along with some related items. It's a very significant learning experience to view the actual scene of this episode from ww2.

Visited October 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“History in our hands”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

With all the attractions of Prague, this one is somewhat overlooked, unfairly so in my opinion. Anyone interested in WW2 should visit this church, it is where the assassins of Reinhard Heydrich hid and were sheltered after the event. A few films and documentaries have been made about the killing of the high ranking German officer, but if you want to visit a place where history happened... this is it. Recommended :)

Visited November 2012
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“The ultimate stand against the Nazi regime”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

The courage, betrayal and fierce battle, the ultimate sacrifice. All in the St Cyril and St Methodius crypt...

Visited July 2013
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