Toruń, in the front of the Mary Church
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Toruń, in the front of the Mary Church

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At the entrance to the gothic Mary church in Torun, Poland, near Rynek Staromiejski.

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A: Torun - the Holy Mary Church

by Alexander Jensko, 10 meters away

At the entrance to the gothic Mary church in Torun, Poland, near Rynek Staromiejski.

Torun - the Holy Mary Church

B: Toruń, Saint Mary church

by Marek Kocjan, 40 meters away

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Toruń, Saint Mary church

C: Church of the Assumption

by krzysztof_ok, 40 meters away

Church of the Assumption

D: Toruń, the cloister in the back of the Mary Church

by Alexander Jensko, 50 meters away

At the cloister to the gothic Mary church in Torun, Poland, near Rynek Staromiejski. Currently (octob...

Toruń, the cloister in the back of the Mary Church

E: Torun - Holy Mary Church, Coll. Maius, the Court and the remand

by Alexander Jensko, 60 meters away

 The „Holy Trinity“ of Torun: the Holy Mary Church, the remand (in the Communist time also used as or...

Torun - Holy Mary Church, Coll. Maius, the Court and the remand

G: Old Marketplace - Torun

by Jarek Ciszek, 100 meters away

Old Marketplace - Torun

H: Rynek Staromiejski: Fontanna Flisaka

by Leszek Cuper, 100 meters away

Rynek Staromiejski: Fontanna Flisaka

I: Old Market northern part

by gwronkowski, 120 meters away

Old Market northern part

J: Court yard of the old town hall

by Jan Mulder, 120 meters away

The gothic town hall was chosen by National Geographic Polska one of the 30 most beautiful places in ...

Court yard of the old town hall

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