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Kamen Del 2

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A: Kamen Del

by Igor Kristov, 20 meters away

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B: Notre Dame De Vitosha Monastery

by Rouslan Semerdjiev, 2.0 km away

Notre Dame De Vitosha Monastery

C: Dragalevtsi Monastery "Virgin Mary of Vitosha"

by Nick Spirov, 2.0 km away

Located about 3 km kilometers south of the suburb named Dragalevtsi, near Sofia, Bulgaria, huddled in...

Dragalevtsi Monastery "Virgin Mary of Vitosha"

D: Dragalevtsi Monastery "Virgin Mary of Vitosha"

by Nick Spirov, 2.0 km away

Located about 3 km kilometers south of the suburb named Dragalevtsi, near Sofia, Bulgaria, huddled in...

Dragalevtsi Monastery "Virgin Mary of Vitosha"

E: Dragalevtsi Monastery "Virgin Mary of Vitosha"

by Nick Spirov, 2.0 km away

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Dragalevtsi Monastery "Virgin Mary of Vitosha"

F: Boyana Waterfall 3 - Sofia | www.segadesign.com

by Sadullah Vatansever, 2.6 km away

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Boyana Waterfall 3 - Sofia | www.segadesign.com

G: Vitosha, the path to Cherni vrah

by George Atanasov, 2.6 km away

Vitosha, the path to Cherni vrah

H: Boyana Waterfall - Sofia | www.segadesign.com

by Sadullah Vatansever, 2.7 km away

Boyana Waterfall - Sofia / Bulgaria | www.segadesign.com

Boyana Waterfall - Sofia | www.segadesign.com

I: Boyana Waterfall 2 - Sofia | www.segadesign.com

by Sadullah Vatansever, 2.7 km away

Boyana Waterfall 2 - Sofia | www.segadesign.com

Boyana Waterfall 2 - Sofia | www.segadesign.com

J: Bulgaria. Vitosha. Golden Bridges

by Victor Orlovsky, 2.9 km away

Bulgaria. Vitosha. Golden Bridges

This panorama was taken in Bulgaria, Europe

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