Orzan breakwater
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Orzan breakwater

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Between the two Orzán and Riazor beaches lies this point, former defensive point of entry to the city and some of its ancient walls. Today Atlantic Ocean vantage point location and the Monument to the heroes of Orzán.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Northern Spain


A: Monument to the heroes of the orzan

von Isaac Ruppen, 20 Meter entfernt

In the breakwater that separates Orzán and Riazor beaches, stands the monument to the heroes who gave...

Monument to the heroes of the orzan

B: Plaza Pontevedra

von Victor Garcia Valdunciel, 190 Meter entfernt

Estamos en la plaza pontevedra de la Coruña. Atardecer veiendo pasar los autobuses urbanos. La plaza ...

Plaza Pontevedra

C: El puerto centro de ocio

von Victor Garcia Valdunciel, 700 Meter entfernt

These two buildings are at left the palexco, for expositions, and the puerto comercial center with ci...

El puerto centro de ocio

D: Domus Museum, The House of Man

von Henry Alvarez, 840 Meter entfernt

Domus Museum, known as "The house of man" is a scientific museum, the frist interactive museum dedica...

Domus Museum, The House of Man

E: The Marine promenade in Corunna

von Henry Alvarez, 850 Meter entfernt

The old fishermen's port in Corunna is now dedicated mainly to acommodate sport ships. The houses aro...

The Marine promenade in Corunna

F: The House of Sciences in Corunna

von Henry Alvarez, 960 Meter entfernt

The Santa Margarita park dominates the city of Corunna and shows this little treasure: a small museum...

The House of Sciences in Corunna

G: A Coruna - Praza di Maria Pita

von Carsten Arenz, 990 Meter entfernt

The Praza die Maria Pita is named after Maria Mayor Fernandez de Camara y Pita a Galician heroine of ...

A Coruna - Praza di Maria Pita

H: Maria Pita Square in Corunna

von Henry Alvarez, 1,000 Meter entfernt

Maria Pita, a local heroin in the fight against Francis Drake troops, gives name to this beautiful pl...

Maria Pita Square in Corunna

I: Azcarraga Square, Corunna

von Henry Alvarez, 1.2 entfernt

The Plaza de Azcarraga became deeply transformed in 1775, when they moved the town halloutside the wa...

Azcarraga Square, Corunna

J: Corunna, Capitania Square

von Henry Alvarez, 1.2 entfernt

Located in the ancient square of flour, now divided into square Azcarraga andConstitution Square, is ...

Corunna, Capitania Square

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