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Monte_Itxiar

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Vistas desde un pequeño monticulo en la zona del barrio de Itxiar en Deva

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A: Barrio

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 40 meters away

Barrio de Deva que por desgracia no se el nombre.

Barrio

B: Vista de Itxiar

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 470 meters away

Vista de Itxiar, sus caseríos.

Vista de Itxiar

C: Cura

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.6 km away

Vista del cantabrico desde la costa de Deva

Cura

D: Vista de la playa de Deva

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.9 km away

Vista de la playa de Deva y como fondo Motrico.

Vista de la playa de Deva

E: Parque_Deva

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 2.3 km away

Parque en la arbolada de Deva.

Parque_Deva

F: Deba - Foruen Plaza

by Carsten Arenz, 2.4 km away

The Plaza Foruen is the main square in the middle of the town of Deba in the province of Gipuzkoa in ...

Deba - Foruen Plaza

G: Playa_centro

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 2.4 km away

Playa de Deva desde el hotel Aizea

Playa_centro

H: Punta Mendata

by Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 2.4 km away

Coast of Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, a beautiful landscape, a contrast of Cantabric Sea and old mountai...

Punta Mendata

I: Puerto_Deva

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 2.5 km away

Pequeño puerto deportivo de Deva.

Puerto_Deva

J: Playa

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 2.6 km away

Vista de la playa de Deva desde el espigon.

Playa

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