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Church of St Cyril and Methodius


Church of St Cyril and Methodius

This inconspicuous Church of St Cyril and Methodius was the scene of a great story of Czech history moreover than anything else. In this baroque church, built in 1730, the Czech paratroopers, who assassinated Protector Reinhard Heydrich, were hiding in 1942 coupled with czech resistance.

Subsequently, they were surrounded, they locked themselves in the local crypt that the SS-Waffen unit surrounding the church tried to drown. Paratroopers did not want to give up at any cost and furthermore took their own life with their own weapons. Hence those heroes were:

Jozef Gabčík (Anthropoid)

Jan Kubiš (Anthropoid)

Josef Valčík (Silver A)

Adolf Opálka (Out Distance)

Josef Bublík (Bioscop)

Jan Hrubý (Bioscop)

Jaroslav Švarc (Tin)

You can learn more about this chapter of our history in the church’s crypt, where there is a museum together with parachutist monuments . So with this visit you can also give honour to these heroes. You can find some more info here.


Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral

Resslova 9a, 120 00 Praha 2-Nové Město, Czechia
+420 224 920 686
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