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Passeo Maritimo harbour seen from Castel de Bellver in Palma de Mallorca

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B: Bellver Roof View

Par Paul Miller, à moins de 10 mètres

Standing on the top of Bellver Castle overlooking Palma on a windy day. In the distance the sprawling...

Bellver Roof View

C: Bellver1

Par photonensammler panoramen, à 10 mètres


D: Bellver 3

Par photonensammler panoramen, à 10 mètres

Bellver 3

E: Bellver Rooftop

Par Paul Miller, à 10 mètres

Standing on the top of Bellver Castle overlooking the courtyard on a windy day. Go into the courtyard...

Bellver Rooftop

G: Bellver Castle Courtyard

Par Paul Miller, à 30 mètres

Bellver castle's circular plan indicates an Eastern influence. A bridge leads into the courtyard of t...

Bellver Castle Courtyard

H: Bellver2

Par photonensammler panoramen, à 30 mètres


I: Bellver Castle Courtyard

Par Paul Miller, à 30 mètres

Bellver Castle Courtyard

Ce panorama é été pris à Mallorca, Europe

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