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Part of Matica slovenska Square after reconstruction Pt. III

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The upper part of Matica slovenska Square in Dubnica nad Vahom after reconstruction. The buildings on both sides of the square are still under construction. The grand opening celebration of the reconstructed square will be held on 21st December 2011. There is a big underground parking under the main area of the Square.

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A: Underground parking under the Matica slovenska Square

by Vladimir Ronec, 40 meters away

The brand new underground parking under the Matica slovenska Square in centre of Dubnica nad Vahom. T...

Underground parking under the Matica slovenska Square

B: Reconstruction of Matica slovenska Square

by Vladimir Ronec, 50 meters away

The centre of Dubnica nad Vahom is changing face. The former Matica slovenska Square is beeing massiv...

Reconstruction of Matica slovenska Square

C: Part of Matica slovenska Square after reconstruction

by Vladimir Ronec, 60 meters away

Part of Matica slovenska Square after reconstruction. Place between Hotel Filagor and Fix Shopping Ce...

Part of Matica slovenska Square after reconstruction

D: Part of Matica slovenska Square after reconstruction Pt. II

by Vladimir Ronec, 70 meters away

Lower part of Matica slovenska Square in Dubnica nad Vahom after reconstruction. The buildings on bot...

Part of Matica slovenska Square after reconstruction Pt. II

E: Matica slovenska Square during Christmas time Pt. I

by Vladimir Ronec, 70 meters away

Lower part of Matica slovenska Square in Dubnica nad Vahom during Christmas time with the brand new l...

Matica slovenska Square during Christmas time Pt. I

F: Dubnica nad Vahom Underpass No. 1 under the 1/61 road

by Vladimir Ronec, 140 meters away

The first underpass under the 1/61 road in Dubnica nad Vahom is located in the centre of town. The pa...

Dubnica nad Vahom Underpass No. 1 under the 1/61 road

G: Three Small-leaved Lindens in the Park of J. B. Magin in Dubnica nad Vahom

by Vladimir Ronec, 560 meters away

ThreeSmall-leaved Lindens (Tilia cordata) by the mansion of countess Ifigenia Harcourt, aged over 200...

Three Small-leaved Lindens in the Park of J. B. Magin in Dubnica nad Vahom

H: Interior of Culture House Cinema Hall in Dubnica nad Vahom

by Vladimir Ronec, 610 meters away

Interior of Culture House Cinema Hall (big hall )in Dubnica nad Vahom after reconstruction.

Interior of Culture House Cinema Hall in Dubnica nad Vahom

I: Autumn in the Park of J. B. Magin in Dubnica nad Vahom

by Vladimir Ronec, 620 meters away

The late sunny autumn in the Park of Jan Baltazar Magin in Dubnica nad Vahom. The beginnings and evol...

Autumn in the Park of J. B. Magin in Dubnica nad Vahom

J: Dubnica nad Vahom Underpass No. 2 under the 1/61 road

by Vladimir Ronec, 710 meters away

The second underpass under the 1/61 road in Dubnica nad Vahom, also known as "čučáreň", is located ne...

Dubnica nad Vahom Underpass No. 2 under the 1/61 road

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