Castle Lietava - Old Palace - west
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Castle Lietava - Old Palace - west

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A: Castle Lietava - Old Palace - south

by Slavomír Lapka, 10 meters away

Castle Lietava - Old Palace - south

B: Castle Lietava - under the main tower

by Slavomír Lapka, 10 meters away

Castle Lietava - under the main tower

C: Castle Lietava - in the main tower

by Slavomír Lapka, 10 meters away

Castle Lietava - in the main tower

D: Castle Lietava - window on Velky Rondel

by Slavomír Lapka, 10 meters away

Castle Lietava - window on Velky Rondel

E: Lietava

by Vladimír Cebo, 20 meters away

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lietava_Castle Lietava Castle The Lietava Castle (Slovak: Lietavský hrad...

Lietava

F: Castle Lietava - Old Palace

by Slavomír Lapka, 20 meters away

Castle Lietava - Old Palace

G: Castle Lietava - Kinizovsky palace

by Slavomír Lapka, 20 meters away

Castle Lietava - Kinizovsky palace

H: Castle Lietava - courtyard with well

by Slavomír Lapka, 20 meters away

Castle Lietava - courtyard with well

I: Castle Lietava - space kitchen and bakery

by Slavomír Lapka, 20 meters away

Castle Lietava - space kitchen and bakery

J: Castle Lietava - under the gate Pereni

by Slavomír Lapka, 30 meters away

Castle Lietava - under the gate Pereni

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