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Celebration of the Trashumancia in Prioro

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A: Migration 2011 contest mastiffs of Prioro

by jose-ignacio-teran, 20 meters away

Migration 2011 contest mastiffs of Prioro

B: Trashumancia 2009 in Prioro

by jose-ignacio-teran, 40 meters away

Trashumancia 2009 in Prioro

C: Trashumance 2011 mowing contest of Prioro

by jose-ignacio-teran, 60 meters away

Trashumance 2011 mowing contest of Prioro

E: Celebration of the trashumancia of prioro 2009

by jose-ignacio-teran, 120 meters away

Celebration of the trashumancia of prioro 2009

F: Trashumancia 2011 Chozo of Prioro

by jose-ignacio-teran, 200 meters away

Trashumancia 2011 Chozo of Prioro

G: Hórreos of Prioro

by jose-ignacio-teran, 220 meters away

Hórreos of Prioro

H: Town Hall Square of Prioro

by jose-ignacio-teran, 390 meters away

Town Hall Square of Prioro

I: Ethnografic Museum of Prioro

by jose-ignacio-teran, 470 meters away

Ethnografic Museum of Prioro

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