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Martinikerkhof Groningen

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The Martinikerkhof ("Martini-graveyard") is located in Groningen city's center, just behind the Martinichurch and tower. From 1112 till 1627 the midieval church Sint-Walburgkerk was located on this spot. In the 70s of the 20th century this square was in use as a parking space, nowadays however it functions as a public garden.

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B: Martinikerkhof, Groningen, Nederland

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H: The Martinikerk Groningen (the nave II)

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I: The Martinikerk Groningen (the nave I)

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