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Czech Embassy-Manila

until 27 May 2017
Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (CCP Little Theater)

Not only Czech haunted castles, but also the country’s most beautiful chateaux, are among the top destinations for many Filipino travellers. Now even those less visited could be viewed at an exhibition Czech Castles.

Clearly most visited castle in the Czech Republic is the Prague Castle, the World’s Largest Medieval Castle according to Guiness Book of World Records. It has a prominent position not only in our country, but also on the photographs created by Czech National Museum. But there is more - a new exhibition bringing a glimpse of Czech grand palaces from those built in Middle Ages to the more contemporary Baroque ones at its finest.

For more information, contact the Visual Arts and Museum Division at (632)832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632)832-3702, mobile (0917) 6033809, email, or visit

Karlštejn Castle is a large Gothic castle founded 1348 AD by Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor-elect and King of Bohemia. The castle served as a place for safekeeping the Imperial Regalia as well as the Bohemian/Czech crown jewels, holy relics, and other royal treasures.

Located about 30 km southwest of Prague above the village of the same name, it is one of the most famous and most frequently visited castles in the Czech Republic.

I was looking through some old family photos and apparently part of our family moved to America. My great-grandmother had a sister who moved there. She was called Anna.

Her son was Toby B. Starosta (and his wife Cecilia), they had two sons - Ervin Starosta and Jiří Starosta. Tony B. and his wife visited Czech Republic twice.  (sadly I don’t know where exactly in America they were living at the time)

So, if by any chance you are from this family or know them, I would appreciate if you could get in touch with me! :)