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Trebišov Parish and Church of the Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary

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A: Greek Catholic Church, parish TREBIŠOV

by Jan Koterba, 110 meters away

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C: Slanec castle

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D: Slanec castle 2

by David Takáč, 18.4 km away

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F: The Emerald Camping and Angler lake

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G: The Emerald Camping and Angler lake

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H: Emerald Valley camping and angler lake

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I: T 34 - Skaros

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J: Potraviny 2

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