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Biriatu Biriatou

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Biriatu is a very small village overlooking the Bidasoa river which is the frontier between France and Spain. The village is located at about 6km from the sea.

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Nearby images in Northern Spain


A: Talgo Hotel Train T4

by Willy Kaemena, 4.7 km away

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Talgo Hotel Train T4

B: Talgo IV Restaurant

by Willy Kaemena, 4.7 km away

Talgo IV Hotel Train used  by RENFE and CP in cooperation for a direct night link from France to Lisb...

Talgo IV Restaurant

C: Urrugne, Pays Basque

by josu barandiaran, 4.8 km away

Small village close to the frontier with Spain.

Urrugne, Pays Basque

D: Cockpit CRJ 900 at EAS airport

by Jose Maria Ocana Rizo, 4.8 km away

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Cockpit CRJ 900 at EAS airport

E: Talgo Train Hotel

by Willy Kaemena, 4.8 km away

Talgo IV Hotel Train used  by RENFE and CP in cooperation for a direct night link from France to Lisb...

Talgo Train Hotel

F: Chateau d'Abbadie, Hendaia (hendaye)

by josu barandiaran, 4.9 km away

A castle built 100 years ago near the cliff over the sea in Hendaye

Chateau d'Abbadie, Hendaia (hendaye)

G: Chateau D'Abbadie

by josu barandiaran, 5.0 km away

A castle built 100 years ago, close to the coast in Hendaye, Basque Country. There are fine sculpture...

Chateau D'Abbadie

H: Hondarribia's Kale Nagusia Street

by josu barandiaran, 5.1 km away

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Hondarribia's Kale Nagusia Street

I: Plaza de Armas

by Lademanda manda, 5.2 km away

Plaza mayor de Hondarribia

Plaza de Armas

J: Hondarribia's Arma Plaza

by josu barandiaran, 5.2 km away

Hondarribia's Arma Plaza Square, on top of the old town, facing the former Castle of Carlos V, now a ...

Hondarribia's Arma Plaza

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