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Moinhos da Barca - Guadiana River (Moura) 07-02-2012

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A: Moinhos da Barca - Rio Guadiana (Moura, Portugal)

od Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, less than 10 meters away

Moinhos da Barca - Rio Guadiana (Moura, Portugal)

B: Aerial 360º castello water factory

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C: Alqueva Dam 2

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D: Alqueva Dam 1

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E: Carmo Geral

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Carmo Geral

F: Convent of Lady of Mount Caramel - MOURA, PORTUGAL

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G: Real Grupo de Forcados Amadores de Moura

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H: typical barbershop

od Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, 4.8 km daleko

Typical barbershop, located in the city center of Moura on Baixo Alentejo, Portugal, founded in the m...

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I: Islamic Festival

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Islamic Festival

J: Dr. Santiago garden (Moura, Portugal)

od Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, 4.9 km daleko

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Dr. Santiago garden (Moura, Portugal)

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