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Nearby images in Krakow


A: Cracow - Royal Castle Wawel

by Adam Czapla, 10 meters away

Cracow - Royal Castle Wawel

B: Wawel Renaissance arcaded courtyard

by Robert Pipala, 10 meters away

Largest and most beautiful Renaissance castle courtyard in Europe. Surrounded by the wings of the cas...

Wawel Renaissance arcaded courtyard

C: Krakau - Castle-Wawel Court-Yard

by H.J.Weber, 10 meters away

Krakau - Castle-Wawel Court-Yard

D: At the Wawel castle courtyard

by Jan Mulder, 10 meters away

Photo's taken on December 31, 2012.

At the Wawel castle courtyard

E: Castle Wawel

by Kuzma, 20 meters away

The courtyard of the Royal Wawel Castle in Krakow.  In this castle tomb of Polish President Lech Kacz...

Castle Wawel

F: Wawel castle courtyard

by Jakub Hruska, 20 meters away

The Wawel Castle stoods, surprisingly, on the Wawel Hill above the Vistula River. The castle was buil...

Wawel castle courtyard

G: Wawel castle court yard

by Jan Mulder, 20 meters away

HDR image prcoessing applied. Photo's taken on december 27, 2010.

Wawel castle court yard

H: Arcaded courtyard of the Castle

by w-sikora, 30 meters away


Arcaded courtyard of the Castle

I: The Senatorial Tower at Wawel

by Jakub Hruska, 40 meters away

The Senatorial Tower (Baszta Senatorska) is the tallest of all the castle towers (over 20m), a huge b...

The Senatorial Tower at Wawel

J: Krakau - Wawel-Cathedral

by H.J.Weber, 90 meters away

Krakau - Wawel-Cathedral

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