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Tenczyn Castle

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Zamek Tęczyn (lub też Tenczyn) położony we wsi Rudno w województwie małopolskim. Zamek będący niewątpliwym skarbem cierpi na brak funduszy i popada w ruinę. W 2008 przekazany rodzinie Potockich przez wojewodę małopolskiego.

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A: Tenczyn Castle

by Simon Krezelok, 60 meters away

Tenczyn Castle

B: Potocki Park

by pocztapiotrka25, 4.8 km away

Potocki Park

C: St. Jacob Church In Sanka

by Wojciech Fuchs, 5.9 km away

St. Jacob Church In Sanka

D: St. Jacob Church In Sanka - Main Altar

by Wojciech Fuchs, 5.9 km away

St. Jacob Church In Sanka - Main Altar

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by Marek Kocjan, 8.9 km away

F: Sunset in Nielepice

by Marek Kocjan, 8.9 km away

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G: Church in Rudawa

by Marek Kocjan, 9.5 km away

Church in Rudawa

H: Church in Rudawa

by Marek Kocjan, 9.5 km away

Church in Rudawa

I: Rudawa - a bird's eye view

by Marek Kocjan, 9.5 km away

Rudawa - a bird's eye view

J: Mnikowska Valley - Altar

by Wojciech Fuchs, 9.8 km away

Mnikowska Valley - Altar

This panorama was taken in Poland, Europe

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