Basilica of Virgin Mary
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Basilica of Virgin Mary

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Bazilika Navštívenia Panny Marie. Basilica minor.

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A: Bazilika Panny Marie Levoca

by Beata Kuckovska, less than 10 meters away

Bazilika Panny Marie Levoca

C: marianska hora Levoča

by Laco Hvizdoš, 40 meters away

Pútnické miesto : Mariánska hora v Levoči

marianska hora Levoča

D: Levoča, Marianska Hora (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 50 meters away

Basilica of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary, Marianska Hora, Levoca / Bazilika Navštívenia panny Má...

Levoča, Marianska Hora (SVK)

E: Marianska hora Levoca

by Beata Kuckovska, 60 meters away

Marianska hora Levoca

G: Marianska hora Levoca pramen

by Beata Kuckovska, 260 meters away

Marianska hora Levoca.Studnicka.........................................................................

Marianska hora Levoca pramen

H: Levoca lake / Levočské jazero (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 1.4 km away

Recreation facilities in the Levoca valley

Levoca lake / Levočské jazero (SVK)

I: Košická brána

by vegh_norbert, 1.8 km away

Do mesta sa pôvodne vchádzalo troma bránami. Zachovala sa len Košická a Menhardská brána

Košická brána

J: Levoča (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 1.8 km away

Námestie Štefana Kluberta. / Stephan Klubert Square, Levoca

Levoča (SVK)

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, Europe

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