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Iglesia Anunciacion, Santander :: www.CantabrU.com

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La construcción de esta iglesia renacentista no empezó hasta el año 1607, sufriendo un parón entre los años 1617 y 1619. ::: www.CantabrU.com

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Nearby images in Northern Spain

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A: Santander, Plaza de Atarazanas (Catedral)

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 100 meters away

Santander, Plaza de Atarazanas (Catedral)

B: Santander, Plaza Porticada

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 100 meters away

Santander, Plaza Porticada

C: Santander, plaza de Atarazanas

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 100 meters away

Santander, plaza de Atarazanas

D: Santander - Catedral

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 110 meters away

Santander - Catedral

E:

by Rodrigo Gonzalez, 120 meters away

F: Santander, Correos

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 130 meters away

Santander, Correos

G: Santander, Plaza del Principe

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 150 meters away

Santander, Plaza del Principe

H: Santander, Plaza Alfonso XIII

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 160 meters away

Santander, Plaza Alfonso XIII

I: Santander, Calle Lealtad

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 160 meters away

Santander, Calle Lealtad

J: Santander, plaza del Ayuntamiento

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 200 meters away

Santander, plaza del Ayuntamiento

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