Summer in Formigal
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Summer in Formigal

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Formigal is a town in the Pyrenees Oscense belonging to the municipality of Sallent de Gallego. Its ski runs are just a few kilometers from the Panticosa.

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A: Formigal Parque

by Ignacio Borrego Polanco, less than 10 meters away

Parque en el centro de Formigal. Se aprecia la escultura monumento al esquiador, y al esquí en genera...

Formigal Parque

B: Formigal Church

by Jesús Ferrer, 120 meters away

This overview shows the church in the background and Formigal ski resorts. Formigal is one of the mos...

Formigal Church

C: Formigal, parte posterior iglesia románica

by Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 240 meters away

La iglesia románica o mozárabe del despoblado Basarán, hoy día trasladada a Formigal, vista desde su ...

Formigal, parte posterior iglesia románica


by Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 330 meters away

Enclavada en un entorno espectacular, con vistas a las pistas de la estación de esquí de Formigal, se...

E: Formigal Valle Tena

by Jesús Ferrer, 580 meters away

Tena valley since Formigal. 

Formigal Valle Tena

F: Grandpa's Basement

by Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 2.1 km away

Let's go back to the past... Everything you can imagine could be found here... old stuff, these kind ...

Grandpa's Basement

G: Sallent de Gallego City Hall

by Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 2.4 km away

Sallent City Hall. Center of the city, just beside the Valle de Tena Square. On winter time Sallent p...

Sallent de Gallego City Hall

H: Sallent Francia street

by Jesús Ferrer, 2.4 km away

Sallent de Gallego is a town in the Pyrenees Oscense, in the Tena Valley, close to the dam of Lanuza ...

Sallent  Francia street

I: Sallent de Gallego

by Jesús Ferrer, 2.4 km away

Sallent de Gallego. The population of the province of Huesca is located in the Pyrenees, not far away...

Sallent de Gallego

J: Calle de la Iglesia

by Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 2.5 km away

Calle de la Iglesia

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