Castillo Templario de Ponferrada
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Castillo Templario de Ponferrada

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Castillo Templario de Ponferrada

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A: Ponferrada Templars' Castle in the fog

od Henry Alvarez, 20 meters away

The Castle of the Templar Knights in Ponferrada veiled by fog, usual in winter

Ponferrada Templars' Castle in the fog

B: Ponferrada Castillo Y Calle De Gil Y Carrasco De Noche

od Henry Alvarez, 30 meters away

A view of the castle of the Templar Knights in Ponferrada, northwetern Spain built between the 12th  ...

Ponferrada Castillo Y Calle De Gil Y Carrasco De Noche

C: Ponferrada Templar Castle

od Henry Alvarez, 30 meters away

A view of the Castle of the Templar Knights in Ponferrada, Leon, Spain, A castle built in the 12th ce...

Ponferrada Templar Castle

D: Ponferrada Castillo Templario Torre De Monclin

od Henry Alvarez, 50 meters away

A view of the inside court of the Templar Kinghts' Castle in Ponferrada

Ponferrada Castillo Templario Torre De Monclin

E: Ponferrada Calle Gil Y Carrasco Noche

od Henry Alvarez, 120 meters away

A view of Ponferrada's Gil y Carrasco Street, with the old and imponent Castle of the Temple Knights,...

Ponferrada Calle Gil Y Carrasco Noche

F: Calle de Gil y Carrasco, Museo de la radio. Ponferrada

od Diego Rodriguez Regalado, 160 meters away

Calle de Gil y Carrasco, Museo de la radio. Ponferrada

Calle de Gil y Carrasco, Museo de la radio. Ponferrada

G: Ponferrada Patio Del Castillo Templario

od Henry Alvarez, 160 meters away

Inside the Templars Castle in Ponferrada, León, Spain, You can see the old castle from the 12th Centu...

Ponferrada Patio Del Castillo Templario

I: Niebla en el Sil - Ponferrada

od Diego Rodriguez Regalado, 260 meters away

Niebla en el Sil - Ponferrada

Niebla en el Sil - Ponferrada

J: Ponferrada Calle Del Reloj Con Niebla

od Henry Alvarez, 300 meters away

Clock Street, part of the old quarter of Ponferrada, in the province of León, Spain, showing the old ...

Ponferrada Calle Del Reloj Con Niebla

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