Moreira da Maia Medieval Market
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Moreira da Maia Medieval Market

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A: Moreira da Maia Medieval Market

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 20 meters away

Moreira da Maia Medieval Market

B: Divino Salvador de Moreira Monastery - Moreira da Maia

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 650 meters away

Divino Salvador de Moreira Monastery - Moreira da Maia

C: Procissão Nosso Senhor dos Passos - Moreira da Maia (3)

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 650 meters away

Procissão Nosso Senhor dos Passos - Moreira da Maia (3)

D: Procissão Nosso Senhor dos Passos - Moreira da Maia (1)

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 820 meters away

Procissão Nosso Senhor dos Passos - Moreira da Maia (1)

E: Procissão Nosso Senhor dos Passos - Moreira da Maia (2)

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 830 meters away

Procissão Nosso Senhor dos Passos - Moreira da Maia (2)

F: Pedras Rubras

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 1.3 km away

Pedras Rubras

G: St. Luzia Chapel

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 1.8 km away

St. Luzia Chapel

H: Boutique Dos Relogios Aeroporto Sa Carneiro Porto 2

by Carlos Chegado, 2.1 km away

This is the new Boutique dos Relógios store in Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto

Boutique Dos Relogios Aeroporto Sa Carneiro Porto 2

I: Boutique Dos Relogios Aeroporto Sa Carneiro Porto 1

by Carlos Chegado, 2.1 km away

This is the new Boutique dos Relógios store in Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto

Boutique Dos Relogios Aeroporto Sa Carneiro Porto 1

J: Gemunde Church

by Luis Filipe Azevedo, 2.1 km away

Gemunde Church

This panorama was taken in Portugal, Europe

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