Mansion parkland - Mosovce
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Mansion parkland - Mosovce

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A: Manor house in Mosovce

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B: Museum of Handycraft - Mosovce

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C: Sguare - Mosovce

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D: Mansion and museum Karol Plicka

by Slavomír Lapka, 4.0 km away

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E: Mansion Tarnoczyovsky - Diviaky

by Slavomír Lapka, 4.2 km away

Mansion Tarnoczyovsky - Diviaky

F: Entrance to the valley Gader

by Slavomír Lapka, 4.3 km away

Entrance to the valley Gader

G: Mansion Platthyovsky - Diviaky

by Slavomír Lapka, 4.5 km away

Mansion Platthyovsky - Diviaky

H: Church - Socovce

by Slavomír Lapka, 4.9 km away

Church - Socovce

I: Ostrá - Pri Kríži / Mount Ostra - Near the cross

by Miro Sklenar, 5.6 km away

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Ostrá - Pri Kríži / Mount Ostra - Near the cross

J: Ostrá / Ostrá Mountain

by Miro Sklenar, 5.7 km away

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Ostrá / Ostrá Mountain

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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