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Arén, Samieira

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A: Playa del Laño, Arén, Samieira

by Antoska Montero, 260 meters away

Playa del Laño, Arén, Samieira

B: Cala de Sanxenxo

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 5.1 km away

Una pequeña playa dentro del casco de Sanxenxo

Cala de Sanxenxo

C: Puerto de Sanxenxo

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 5.4 km away

Vista del puerto de Sanxenxo y entrada al parking.

Puerto de Sanxenxo

D: Parking de Sanxenxo

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 5.4 km away

Pues eso, durante el mes de Agosto en Sanxenxo, es casi imposible aparcar en coche, y en la entrada a...

Parking de Sanxenxo

E: Playa de Sanxenxo

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 5.6 km away

Pues eso, la playa de Sanxenxo en Galicia.

Playa de Sanxenxo

F: Playa de Silgar

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 6.1 km away

La playa de Silgar o Sanxenxo, desde el comienzo llegando de Portonovo. Es una playa con bandera azul...

Playa de Silgar

G: Horreo del monasterio de Poio

by Carlos Ortega, 6.2 km away

 el mayor hórreo de Galicia en cuanto a superficie (el más largo es el hórreo de Carnota ) con una su...

Horreo del monasterio de Poio

H: Claustro del monasterio de Poio

by Carlos Ortega, 6.2 km away

Claustro de las procesiones (siglo XVI), con una fuente barroca y una original escalera y la bibliote...

Claustro del monasterio de Poio

I: Playa Baltar 2

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 6.4 km away

Playa Baltar 2

J: Barcos en Portonovo

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 6.7 km away

Una vista del puerto de Portonovo, en un día laboral del mes de Julio del 2011.

Barcos en Portonovo

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