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Opera Krakowska Polska

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A: Entrance of parking garage of opera house

by Jan Mulder, 20 meters away

The current Opera House at 48 Lubicz Street was built in the years 2004-2008. Apparently parking in t...

Entrance of parking garage of opera house

B: Lubomirskiego Street "Szkieletor"

by Karol Kwiatek, 170 meters away

Lubomirskiego Street "Szkieletor"

C: Ruins of Fort Lubicz within Rondo Mogilskie

by Jan Mulder, 170 meters away

During the reconstruction of Rondo Mogilskie the remaining ruins of Bastion No. 5 (Fort Lubicz) have ...

Ruins of Fort Lubicz within Rondo Mogilskie

D: Rondo Mogilskie construction site 2

by Karol Kwiatek, 200 meters away

Rondo Mogilskie construction site 2

E: Tram stop at Rondo Mogielskie, outlook to Hotel Chopin

by Jan Mulder, 210 meters away

The roundabout Rondo Mogielskie in Krakow was rigorously reconstructed in the years 2004 to 2008. Enc...

Tram stop at Rondo Mogielskie, outlook to Hotel Chopin

F: Botanical garden of the Jagiellonian University (30 of 35)

by Jan Mulder, 210 meters away

Krakow's Botanical Garden, the green oasis in the downtown, is a best-kept secret of Krakow's traffic...

Botanical garden of the Jagiellonian University (30 of 35)

G: Tram stopping at Rondo Mogilskie

by Jan Mulder, 210 meters away

The roundabout Rondo Mogilskie in Krakow was rigorously reconstructed in the years 2004 to 2008. Enci...

Tram stopping at Rondo Mogilskie

H: Botanical garden of the Jagiellonian University (29 of 35)

by Jan Mulder, 210 meters away

Krakow's Botanical Garden, the green oasis in the downtown, is a best-kept secret of Krakow's traffic...

Botanical garden of the Jagiellonian University (29 of 35)

I: Rondo Mogilskie construction site 1

by Karol Kwiatek, 210 meters away

Rondo Mogilskie construction site 1

J: Botanical garden of the Jagiellonian University (31 of 35)

by Jan Mulder, 230 meters away

Krakow's Botanical Garden, the green oasis in the downtown, is a best-kept secret of Krakow's traffic...

Botanical garden of the Jagiellonian University (31 of 35)

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