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Crossroads

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A crossraod near to Marce in the Rieira Sacra (Sacred Shore) in Galicia, Spain. This region has been producing wine since Roman times. The vinyards were contiued by monks later and many still remain today, though many have been abandoned and overgrown with forrest.

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A: Ferroviario´s Hall

by Juan Carlos Salgueiro, 15.4 km away

Ferroviario´s Hall

B: Infantil

by Juan Carlos Salgueiro, 15.4 km away

Aula de infantil del Colexio Ferroviario de Monforte de Lemos (LUGO)

Infantil

C: Aula de Infantil del Colexio Ferroviario

by Juan Carlos Salgueiro, 15.4 km away

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Aula de Infantil del Colexio Ferroviario

D: Colexio Ferroviario Comedor

by Juan Carlos Salgueiro, 15.4 km away

Colexio Ferroviario Comedor

E: Patio Infantil Colexio Ferroviario

by Juan Carlos Salgueiro, 15.4 km away

Zona de xogos no patio exterior do Colexio Ferroviario, onde os nenos de infantil poden disfrutar do ...

Patio Infantil Colexio Ferroviario

F: Polideportivo Ferroviario

by Juan Carlos Salgueiro, 15.4 km away

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Polideportivo Ferroviario

G: Cachamuiña Lake

by Javier Pérez, 23.3 km away

Embalse de Cachamuiña, cerca de Ourense

Cachamuiña Lake

H: Miño River at Oira in Ourense, Galicia, Spain

by Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo, 23.3 km away

The Miño River near Oira in Ourense, Galicia, NW of Spain.You can see the Oira footbridge between Vel...

Miño River at Oira in Ourense, Galicia, Spain

I: River at the foot of A Fábrica Da Luz

by Isaac Ruppen, 23.5 km away

Little River located in the Ribeira Sacra orensana that fed a former power station now converted into...

River at the foot of A Fábrica Da Luz

J: Ponte Vella, Ourense, Galicia, Spain

by Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo, 24.8 km away

The Ponte Vella (Old Bridge), over the Miño River, in Ourense, Galicia, Spain Also known as Ponte Rom...

Ponte Vella, Ourense, Galicia, Spain

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