Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral

Churches-Orthodox, Churches-Orthodox-Christian

Address:
Resslova 8
120 00 Prague
Czech Republic

Neighborhood: Praha 2

Website: www.pravoslavnacirkev.cz

Nearest Subway Stop:  Karlovo náměstí Metro (477 feet),   Národní třída Metro (2101 feet)  

Nearest Tram/Streetcar Stop:  Tram Karlovo namesti (458 feet),   Tram Karlovo namesti (506 feet),   Tram Karlovo namesti (606 feet),   Tram Jiraskovo namesti (732 feet),   Tram Moran (747 feet),   Tram Myslikova (872 feet),   Tram Palackeho namesti (1094 feet),   Tram Stepanska (1366 feet)  

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The Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral in Nové Město, Prague, Czech Republic, is the principal church in the Metropolitan Council of the Czech Republic. The existing structure had its origins as a Roman Catholic church built between 1730 and 1736 by Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, dedicated to Saint Charles Borromeo, archbishop and cardinal of Milan in the 17th century.

In 1942, during World War II, the cathedral was the scene of the last stand of a number of Czech and Slovak patriots who had assassinated Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazi SS Obergruppenführer and General of Police. Karl Fischer von Treuenfeld was in command of the troops that stormed the church on 18 June 1942. After a fierce gun battle, they committed suicide to avoid capture. Presently there is a museum in the church dedicated to them as national heroes.

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