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Nearby images in Northern Spain


A: Pico Del Loro

by Martin Duckitt, 90 meters away

This is a smal look out you can find in the gardens of the Palace Mira Mar. From here you can look ou...

Pico Del Loro

B: Pico De Loro Sunshine

by Martin Duckitt, 90 meters away

This look out is situated in the Gardens of the Palace Miramar?

Pico De Loro Sunshine

C: Playa De Ondaretta

by Martin Duckitt, 420 meters away

This is one of the two beaches you can find in the bay of La Concha. if you head down to ward the wes...

Playa De Ondaretta


by Martin Duckitt, 610 meters away

E: Isla Santa Clara

by mikelmgm, 610 meters away

La Isla de Santa Clara ubicada en el centro de la Bahía de San Sebastián es un reclamo importante de ...

Isla Santa Clara

F: Playa

by Beñat Maiz, 720 meters away


G: Laconcha

by Martin Duckitt, 720 meters away


H: Merendero2

by mikelmgm, 760 meters away


I: Merendero I Santa Clara

by mikelmgm, 760 meters away

Merendero I Santa Clara

J: Isla Santa Clara

by mikelmgm, 760 meters away

Isla Santa Clara

This panorama was taken in Northern Spain, Europe

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

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Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

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In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

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