Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

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WE INVITE YOU TO SPRING HIKING ALONG THE CYRIL AND METHODIUS ROUTE FROM KOPČANY TO MIKULČICE

3rd April 2024, Kopčany – Mikulčice, Czech Republic

The European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius invites fans of tourism and cultural heritage to a one-day guided tour along the Cyril and Methodius Route from Kopčany to Mikulčice, following the footsteps of Great Moravia. The event will take place on Sunday 28 April 2024 from 10 am. There are several pilgrimages along the Cyril and Methodius routes every year. There are about 930 km of these trails in the Czech Republic alone and they converge at Velehrad. In Slovakia, it is another 570 km. This year’s hiking and pilgrimage season will start in the Czech-Slovak border area on the Cyril and Methodius Route going from Kopčany to Mikulčice. Some monuments along the trail commemorate the glorious period of Great Moravia. This is a reminder of our common cultural roots and heritage.

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THE BASILICA OF SAINT PRAXEDES IN ROME BEARS THE SYMBOL OF THE CYRIL AND METHODIUS ROUTE

23rd March 2024, Rome, Italy

Basilica of Saint Praxedes in Rome newly bears the symbol of the Cyril Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe. This happened two years after the signing of the memorandum of cooperation between this basilica and the European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius association. According to the generally accepted opinion, the basilica with the adjacent monastery is the place where the Thessalonica brothers most likely stayed when they were in Rome. In addition, a Slavic liturgy was approved in the nearby Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. In the papal Basilica of San Clemente, not far from the famous Colosseum, is the grave of St. Cyril.