Church of the St. Juraj, Petrovaradin
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Church of the St. Juraj, Petrovaradin

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A: Church of St. Juraj, detail - Petrovaradin

by Zoran Strajin, 10 meters away

Church of St. Juraj, detail - Petrovaradin

B: Church of the St Juraj, exterior, Petrovaradin

by Zoran Strajin, 20 meters away

Church of the St Juraj, exterior, Petrovaradin

C: Northern entrance to the Petrovaradin Fortress

by Zoran Strajin, 40 meters away

Northern entrance to the Petrovaradin Fortress

E: Novi Sad, Petrovaradin Fortress

by Franja Bezdan, 70 meters away

Novi Sad, Petrovaradin Fortress

Novi Sad, Petrovaradin Fortress

F: Petrovaradin Fortress, Clock tower

by Rudolf Getel, 90 meters away

Petrovaradin Fortress, Clock tower

I: Novi Sad from Petrovaradin Fortress

by Igor Gaspar, 90 meters away

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Novi Sad from Petrovaradin Fortress

J: Petrovaradinska tvrdjava, vidikovac

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