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Bielsko-Biała, bridge over the Biała river

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B: Bielsko-Biala, Mostowa Street

by Marek Kocjan, 130 meters away

Bielsko-Biala, Mostowa Street

D: Bielsko-Biała, Bolek and Lolek Monument

by Marek Kocjan, 180 meters away

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Bielsko-Biała, Bolek and Lolek Monument

E: Bielsko-Biała, Reksio Monument

by Marek Kocjan, 190 meters away

Bielsko-Biała, Reksio Monument

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by Marek Kocjan, 210 meters away

G: Bielsko-Biała, Plac Wojska Polskiego - The Old Market Square In Biala a bird's eye view

by Marek Kocjan, 240 meters away

Nowadays it is called Square of the Polish Army (Plac Wojska Polskiego), which previously was called ...

Bielsko-Biała, Plac Wojska Polskiego - The Old Market Square In Biala a bird's eye view

H: Bielsko-Biała, Barlickiego Street - Lower Suburbs Of Bielsko

by Marek Kocjan, 240 meters away

The Lower Suburb Bielsko stretches to the River Biała. Its origins reach the beginning of the 15th ce...

Bielsko-Biała, Barlickiego Street - Lower Suburbs Of Bielsko

I: Bielsko-Biala, The Evangelical-Augsburg Church of Martin Luther

by Marek Kocjan, 260 meters away

It is a building erected in classical style between 1792-1798 in the place of an old evangelical ceme...

Bielsko-Biala, The Evangelical-Augsburg Church of Martin Luther

J: Bielsko-Biała, 3 Maja Street - a bird's eye view

by Marek Kocjan, 280 meters away

In 3 Maja Street there is n row of secessional tenement houses from the turn of 20th century. They we...

Bielsko-Biała, 3 Maja Street - a bird's eye view

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