Czech Days in Estepona.
Czech Days in Estepona.

The cultural days that have been held this weekend in the city to commemorate the centenary, in 2019, of diplomatic relations between Spain and the Czech Republic.

The program of events, organized jointly by the Consistory and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Spain, Its objective was to make known part of the contemporary history of the Czech Republic, its culture and its links with our country.

To strengthen ties with the Czech Republic and the Czech citizens residing on the Costa del Sol, the Estepona City Council has dedicated a place in the Czech Republic. The opening ceremony, which took place last Friday, was attended by the ambassador of the Czech Republic in Spain, Ivan Jančárek, and the honorary consul of the Czech Republic in Marbella, Francisco Puerta Vides, among other personalities.

This new square is part of the project that the Consistory has been carrying out for a decade to modernize, remodel and beautify the city of Estepona. Specifically, the space is located on Avenida Juan Carlos I and has in its surroundings the Constitution Park and a garden area with a sculpture by the artist Santiago de Santiago.

The seminar, which aimed to strengthen ties with the Czech community, included activities such as the screening of the film ‘Havel’ (2020), by director Slávek Horák, where the life of former Czech president Václav Havel is recounted, or the opening of the exhibition ‘Centenary of diplomatic relations between Spain and the Czech Republic’ at the Casa de Las Tejerinas. This exhibition, made up of 12 information panels, offers a journey through the development of relations between the two countries.

The finishing touch to the conference was the gathering ‘Las Bellas Extranjeras’ between the writers Monika Zgustova and Antonio Soler. Both authors collect in their different literary works mentions to the cities of Malaga and Prague.

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