Manor in Bytca inner part
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Manor in Bytca inner part

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A: Thurzo - mansion end palace - Bytca

by Slavomír Lapka, 20 meters away

Thurzo - mansion end palace - Bytca

B: Manor in Bytca outer part

by Miroslav Olesnanik, 40 meters away

Manor in Bytca outer part

C:

by Miroslav Olesnanik, 70 meters away

D: Synagogue Bytca

by Pavol Sandor, 70 meters away

Synagogue Bytca

E:

by Miroslav Olesnanik, 70 meters away

F: Synagogue Bytca - Entry Hall

by Pavol Sandor, 70 meters away

Synagogue Bytca - Entry Hall

G:

by Miroslav Olesnanik, 70 meters away

H: Synagogue Bytca - Empora - Chor

by Pavol Sandor, 70 meters away

Synagogue Bytca - Empora - Chor

I: Synagogue Bytca - Main Hall

by Pavol Sandor, 80 meters away

Synagogue Bytca - Main Hall

J: Synagogue Bytca - Staircase

by Pavol Sandor, 80 meters away

V horno-považskom regióne sa nachádza niekoľko významných architektonických pamiatok. Jedna z nich - ...

Synagogue Bytca - Staircase

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, Europe

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Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

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In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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