Near Katynski Cross - near Wawel Castle
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Near Katynski Cross - near Wawel Castle

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A: Plac św Idziego koło Wawelu, Krakow

by maciek mucha, 10 meters away

Plac św Idziego koło Wawelu, Krakow

B: Wawel castle court yard

by Jan Mulder, 110 meters away

HDR image prcoessing applied. Photo's taken on december 27, 2010.

Wawel castle court yard

C: Cracow - Royal Castle Wawel

by Adam Czapla, 120 meters away

Cracow - Royal Castle Wawel

D: The Senatorial Tower at Wawel

by Jakub Hruska, 120 meters away

The Senatorial Tower (Baszta Senatorska) is the tallest of all the castle towers (over 20m), a huge b...

The Senatorial Tower at Wawel

E: Arcaded courtyard of the Castle

by w-sikora, 120 meters away

Arcaded courtyard of the Castle

F: Castle Wawel

by Kuzma, 120 meters away

The courtyard of the Royal Wawel Castle in Krakow.  In this castle tomb of Polish President Lech Kacz...

Castle Wawel

G: Wawel castle courtyard

by Jakub Hruska, 120 meters away

The Wawel Castle stoods, surprisingly, on the Wawel Hill above the Vistula River. The castle was buil...

Wawel castle courtyard

H: At the Wawel castle courtyard

by Jan Mulder, 120 meters away

Photo's taken on December 31, 2012.

At the Wawel castle courtyard

I: Krakau - Castle-Wawel Court-Yard

by H.J.Weber, 120 meters away

Krakau - Castle-Wawel Court-Yard

J: Wawel

by Maciej G. Szling, 130 meters away


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