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How does the Czechoslovakian pavilion indisputably become one of the most popular at Expo 67? The display of centuries of art and heritage, particularly old paintings and sculptures, is definitely a factor in its success. Among the masterpieces is the famous nativity scene from Trebechovice, a wood sculpture comprising several hundred figurines. It alone makes the visit to the pavilion worthwhile. Some traditions typical of Czechoslovakia are also presented, such as the manufacture of fine Bohemian crystal, reputed to be the best. Along with these treasures from the past and present, the pavilion uses audiovisual materials in original and innovative ways.

The multimedia presentation Diapolyecran, a three-dimensional animated mosaic, features 100 display cubes projecting images of various subjects, such as the creation of the world, and industrial progress. A film in which visitors tell the story is one of the most popular. More current and serious issues, such as pollution, are also featured.

Children love this pavilion. The tales and fables of renowned authors in the likes of Jean de la Fontaine are presented by puppets in an enchanting area. The drawings on display in the pavilion and the fantastic sculptures outside help create an awe-inspiring atmosphere. The restaurants are an added attraction. For example, Le Château, with its somewhat salty food, remains a popular choice.


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