Ojców - zamek / Ojców - castle
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Ojców - zamek / Ojców - castle

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A: Ojcow National Park Museum

by Robert Pipala, 180 meters away

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B: Jonaszowka Hill

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C: Ojcowski Park

by Maciej G. Szling, 1.7 km away

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D: Brama Krakowska

by Robert Pipala, 1.7 km away

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E: Krakowska Brama

by Maciej G. Szling, 1.7 km away

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F: "Ciasne Skalki" gully

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G: Jesień Ojców

by Maciej G. Szling, 1.7 km away

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H: Brama Krakowska

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I: Koronna limestone cliffs

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J: Pieskowa Skała

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