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Vista de Burgos desde el parque del Castillo

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A: Burgos, Spain; Parque del castillo

by adolfo-rancano-gijon, 50 meters away

Burgos, Spain; Parque del castillo

B: Parte Trasera C Burgos

by mikelmgm, 180 meters away

Parte Trasera C Burgos

C: Mgm5066 Panorama

by mikelmgm, 190 meters away

Mgm5066 Panorama

D: Trasera C Burgos

by mikelmgm, 190 meters away

Trasera C Burgos

E: Trasera C Burgos1

by mikelmgm, 200 meters away

Trasera C Burgos1

F: Trasera C Burgos2

by mikelmgm, 200 meters away

Trasera C Burgos2

G: Catedral De Burgos

by mikelmgm, 220 meters away

Catedral De Burgos

H: Burgos - Cathedral Golden Stairs

by Carsten Arenz, 220 meters away

This is a panorama in front of the golden stairs inside the cathedral of Burgos. The whole cathedral ...

Burgos - Cathedral Golden Stairs

I: Burgos - Cathedral Main Retable

by Carsten Arenz, 240 meters away

This panorama was taken in the middle of the cathedral right under the cupola. In one direction you c...

Burgos - Cathedral Main Retable

J: Burgos - Cathedral Chapel of the Condestables

by Carsten Arenz, 250 meters away

One of the chapels inside the Burgos cathedral. In this one the Condestable (general) Pedro Fernandez...

Burgos - Cathedral Chapel of the Condestables

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