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A: Municipal Office - Urząd Miasta w Piotrkowie Trybunalskim

by Marcin Góra, 700 meters away

Urząd Miasta w Piotrkowie Trybunalskim przy Pasażu Karola Rudowskiego.

Municipal Office - Urząd Miasta w Piotrkowie Trybunalskim

B: Municipal Culture Centre Piotrków Trybunalski

by Marcin Góra, 820 meters away

Miejski Ośrodek Kultury w Piotrkowie Trybunalskim utworzono w 1979 roku na podstawie zarządzenia nr 1...

Municipal Culture Centre Piotrków Trybunalski

C: Scena Regionalna Teatru im. Stefana Jaracza

by Marcin Góra, 830 meters away

27 marca 2004 roku w Międzynarodowym Dniu Teatru, prezydenci Piotrkowa Trybunalskiego, Sieradza, Skie...

Scena Regionalna Teatru im. Stefana Jaracza

D: Parafia Nawiedzenia N.M.P.

by Marcin Góra, 960 meters away

Kościół Nawiedzenia N.M.P. na "Krakówce" , jest murowany, wybudowany staraniem proboszcza piotrkowski...

Parafia Nawiedzenia N.M.P.

E: Budynek Poczty Polskiej

by Marcin Góra, 1.1 km away

W I połowie XIX stulecia przeniesiono Pocztę Polską z dawnej ulicy Bykowskiej (obecnie Wojska Polskie...

Budynek Poczty Polskiej

G: Park Jana Pawła II

by Marcin Góra, 1.1 km away

Park Jana Pawła II w Piotrkowie Trybunalskim.

Park Jana Pawła II

H: Cerkiew pod wezwaniem Wszystkich Świętych

by Marcin Góra, 1.1 km away

Powstanie parafii prawosławnej w Piotrkowie związane jest z grupą religijną Greków, która przybyła do...

Cerkiew pod wezwaniem Wszystkich Świętych

I: All Saints Orthodox Cathedral Church - Cerkiew Prawosławna

by Marcin Góra, 1.1 km away

Cerkiew pod wezwaniem Wszystkich Świętych w Piotrkowie Trybunalskim – prawosławna cerkiew parafialna ...

All Saints Orthodox Cathedral Church - Cerkiew Prawosławna

J: Church in Piotrków Trybunalski , klasztor oo. Bernardynów

by Marcin Góra, 1.2 km away

Kościół pod wezwaniem Podwyższenia Krzyża Świętego w Piotrkowie Trybunalskim – barokowy kościół ojców...

Church in Piotrków Trybunalski , klasztor oo. Bernardynów

This panorama was taken in Poland, Europe

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