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Nowa Huta

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A: Now Huta Plac Centralny

by Maciej G. Szling, 40 meters away

Now Huta Plac Centralny

B: Centralny Square

by Karol Kwiatek, 50 meters away

Centralny Square - Buildings of Centralny Square The centre of the urban complex of Nowa Huta was des...

Centralny Square

C: Rondo Regana

by Maciej G. Szling, 110 meters away

Rondo Regana

D: Aleja Róż Street

by Karol Kwiatek, 260 meters away

Aleja Róż, Aleja Przyjaźni Streets - Aleja Róż Street closed by the design of city hall In the centre...

Aleja Róż Street

E: St. Bartholomew's Church

by Karol Kwiatek, 1.3 km away

St. Bartholomew's Church stands opposite to the Cistercian Abbey. It is one of the oldest surviving e...

St. Bartholomew's Church

F: Nowa Huta reservoir

by Robert Pipala, 1.3 km away

The Nowa Huta reservoir is one the most charming places in the Nowa Huta district. Reservoir and surr...

Nowa Huta reservoir

G: Arka Pana Church

by Karol Kwiatek, 1.5 km away

A cross commemorating the death of B. Włosik shot by state security during the demonstration of 13th ...

Arka Pana Church

H: Jan Matejko's House

by Karol Kwiatek, 1.7 km away

Jan Matejko's House<br> The village of Krzesławice was first mentioned in the 13th century. During it...

Jan Matejko's House

I: Wanda's Mound 1

by Karol Kwiatek, 2.2 km away

In the 6th century a mound was erected there by the Vistula People, one of the Polish tribes.

Wanda's Mound 1

J: Administrative Centre of Nowa Huta 1

by Karol Kwiatek, 2.2 km away

Nowa Huta was a model city built by the Communist authorities to attract people from lower socioecono...

Administrative Centre of Nowa Huta 1

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