Atalaya of Bermeo
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Atalaya of Bermeo

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A: Marina of Bermeo

by Roberto Menendez, 400 meters away

Marina of Bermeo

B: Rompeolas

by Roberto Menendez, 620 meters away

Rompeolas

C: View of Bermeo

by Roberto Menendez, 970 meters away

Vista de Bermeo desde la punta de Lamerapunte

View of Bermeo

D: Atalaya of Mundaka

by Roberto Menendez, 2.6 km away

Imagen de la parte inferior del parque de la Atalaya de Mundaka

Atalaya of Mundaka

E:

by Kepa Blanco, 5.4 km away

F: Eneperi Restaurant in Pais Basque

by Roberto Menendez, 5.4 km away

Eneperi Restaurant is located opposite Gaztelugatze. A church on top of a rock in the sea.The view ha...

Eneperi Restaurant in Pais Basque

G:

by Kepa Blanco, 5.7 km away

H: San Juan De Gaztekugatxe

by mikelmgm, 5.7 km away

San Juan De Gaztekugatxe

I: San Juan De Gaztelugatxe

by mikelmgm, 5.7 km away

San Juan De Gaztelugatxe

J: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe - Baja Mar

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 5.7 km away

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe - Baja Mar

This panorama was taken in Northern Spain, Europe

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