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Iglesia Prioral de Nuestra Señora del Mayor Dolor de Aracena

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Portico de la Iglesia Prioral de Nuestra Señora del Mayor Dolor de Aracena, junto al Castillo. Siglo XV.

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A: Castle of Aracena

by lopezdelaosa, 110 meters away

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B: high square of aracena

by jose-ignacio-teran, 260 meters away

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C: Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation of aracena

by jose-ignacio-teran, 290 meters away

Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation of aracena

D: Church of Jesus and Maria Convent in Aracena

by jose-ignacio-teran, 290 meters away

Church of Jesus and Maria Convent in Aracena

E: Lavadero Fuente Del Concejo

by David Hernandez, 500 meters away

  Civil work realized in 1923 by Aníbal Gonzalez.   This washer takes advantage of one of the springs...

Lavadero Fuente Del Concejo

F: Constitucion street of Aracena

by jose-ignacio-teran, 510 meters away

Constitucion street of Aracena

G: Marques de Aracena square

by jose-ignacio-teran, 550 meters away

Marques de Aracena square

H: Dona Elvira Square of Aracena

by jose-ignacio-teran, 560 meters away

Dona Elvira Square of Aracena

I: Carmelitas covent of Aracena

by jose-ignacio-teran, 600 meters away

Carmelitas covent of Aracena

J: choir-of-nuestra-senora-del-carmen-church-of-aracena

by jose-ignacio-teran, 600 meters away

choir-of-nuestra-senora-del-carmen-church-of-aracena

This panorama was taken in Spain, Europe

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