Three Crosses under Spania Dolina (SVK)
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Three Crosses under Spania Dolina (SVK)

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Špania Dolina leží 11 km severne od Banskej Bystrice, neďaleko Starých Hôr, na rozhraní Nízkych Tatier a Veľkej Fatry, vo výške 728 m n. m. Je starobylou baníckou obcou. Pre svoje náleziská medenej rudy obsahujúcej aj striebro bola kedysi preslávená po celej Európe.

 Ancient mining village Spania Dolina is situated 11 km to the north from Banska Bystrica, not far from Stare Hory, on the borderline of the Low Tatras and the Great Fatra, in 728 m above seal level. Gaining a significance of European format was caused in the 15th century whith copper mining.

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A: Autumn still life in Spania Dolina (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 440 meters away

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Autumn still life in Spania Dolina (SVK)

B: Chalupy / Cottages in Spania Dolina (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 580 meters away

Chalupy nad južnou stranou námestia.Cottages at the southern side of the square

Chalupy / Cottages in Spania Dolina (SVK)

C: Spania Dolina -The old mining Settlement in Slovakia

by Cibula Vincent, 630 meters away

Pod kostolom / Under The Church.Spania Dolina lies in the southern part of Low Tatra Mountains close ...

Spania Dolina -The old mining Settlement in Slovakia

D: Špania Dolina

by Miroslav Pochyba, 640 meters away

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E: Spania Dolina - centrum

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 640 meters away

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Spania Dolina - centrum

F: Špania Dolina - cisárska štôlňa

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 660 meters away

Špania Dolina - cisárska štôlňa

G: Church in Spania Dolina

by Cibula Vincent, 670 meters away

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Church in Spania Dolina

H: Špania Dolina kostol

by Miroslav Pochyba, 680 meters away

Špania Dolina kostol

I: Spania Dolina -The old mining settlement

by Cibula Vincent, 680 meters away

Next to The Church / Blízo kostola.Kostol Premenenia Pána na Španej Doline.Spania Dolina lies in the ...

Spania Dolina -The old mining settlement

J: The Church Stairway in Spania Dolina (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 690 meters away

Covered stairway to the church. / Kryté schodisko do kostola Premenenia Pána na Španej Doline.Spania ...

The Church Stairway in Spania Dolina (SVK)

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