Paseo de La Marina en La Coruña
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Paseo de La Marina en La Coruña

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Etiquetas: marina, port, corunna, glass, window

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The old fishermen's port in Corunna is now dedicated mainly to acommodate sport ships. The houses around show the typical glass windows front of the Corunna houses.

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Imágenes cercanas en Northern Spain

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A: A Coruna - Praza di Maria Pita

por Carsten Arenz, 180 metros de distancia

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

B: Plaza de María Pita, La Coruña

por Henry Alvarez, 190 metros de distancia

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

Plaza de María Pita, La Coruña

C: El puerto centro de ocio

por Víctor García Valdunciel, 210 metros de distancia

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

El puerto centro de ocio

D: Plaza de Azcárraga, La Coruña

por Henry Alvarez, 330 metros de distancia

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

Plaza de Azcárraga, La Coruña

E: Plaza de Capitanía, La Coruña

por Henry Alvarez, 330 metros de distancia

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

Plaza de Capitanía, La Coruña

F: Plaza Pontevedra

por Víctor García Valdunciel, 810 metros de distancia

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

Plaza Pontevedra

G: Monumento a los héroes del Orzán

por Isaac Ruppen, 850 metros de distancia

En el espigón que separa las playas del Orzán y Riazor, se alza el monumento a los héroes que dieron ...

Monumento a los héroes del Orzán

H: Espigón del Orzán

por Isaac Ruppen, 850 metros de distancia

Entre las dos playas del Orzán y Riazor se alza este punto, antiguo punto defensivo de entrada a la c...

Espigón del Orzán

I: Torre de Control del Tráfico Marítimo en La Coruña

por Henry Alvarez, 960 metros de distancia

A view of the sports yatchs port and the chief sea traffic officer's control tower in Corunna, and th...

Torre de Control del Tráfico Marítimo en La Coruña

J: Museo Domus, La Casa del Hombre

por Henry Alvarez, a 1.1 km.

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

Museo Domus, La Casa del Hombre

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Text by Steve Smith.

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