Calcata Peak (Macin Mountains)
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Calcata Peak (Macin Mountains)

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Panoramic view from one of Macin's Peaks. The view also shows Greci village in the Tulcea county, Romania

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Nearby images in Dobrogea


A: Varful Tutuiatu

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B: Pietrele Mariei, M-tii Macin

by Dragos Petrescu, 2.9 km away

Pietrele Mariei, M-tii Macin

C: Cheile Chediului (Chediu Gorge)

by Dragos Petrescu, 3.3 km away

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D: Summer

by Marin Giurgiu, 5.6 km away


E: Iacob Deal Lake

by Dragos Petrescu, 9.8 km away

panorama lake in a quarry

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G: Danube river, Braila, Romania

by Marin Giurgiu, 24.4 km away

Danube river, Braila, Romania

H: Danube at Braila, Romania

by Marin Giurgiu, 24.5 km away

Danube at Braila, Romania

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