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Gate of the citadel

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B: Beneath the citadel. Lviv.

by Alexandr Sled, 50 meters away

Beneath the citadel. Lviv.

C: Citadel Tower

by Bohdan Repetylo, 50 meters away

Citadel Tower

F: Main reading room of scientific Library of the Lviv National Ivan Franko University

by Nick Tys, 580 meters away

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Main reading room of scientific Library of the Lviv National Ivan Franko University

G: Courtyard in Lviv

by Max Gayduchok, 630 meters away

Courtyard in Lviv

H: Lvov, Stryiski park

by Pavel Suprun, 750 meters away

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Lvov, Stryiski park

I: The Potocki Palace

by Bohdan Repetylo, 840 meters away

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The Potocki Palace

J: Lvov, Stryisky Park

by Pavel Suprun, 960 meters away

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Lvov, Stryisky Park

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