Pasarela Río Sil Ponferrada
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Pasarela Río Sil Ponferrada

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Pasarela Río Sil Ponferrada

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A: Niebla en el Sil - Ponferrada

by Diego Rodriguez Regalado, 470 meters away

Niebla en el Sil - Ponferrada

Niebla en el Sil - Ponferrada

B: Ponferrada, vista desde el Pajariel 2

by Diego Rodriguez Regalado, 610 meters away

Ponferrada, vista desde el monte Pajariel

Ponferrada, vista desde el Pajariel 2

C: Ponferrada Castillo Templario Torre De Monclin

by Henry Alvarez, 710 meters away

A view of the inside court of the Templar Kinghts' Castle in Ponferrada

Ponferrada Castillo Templario Torre De Monclin

D: Castillo Templario de Ponferrada

by Diego Rodriguez Regalado, 730 meters away

Castillo Templario de Ponferrada

Castillo Templario de Ponferrada

E: Ponferrada Railroad museum

by Susana Lopez Fernandez, 750 meters away

This is a museum dedicated to the history of narrow-railroad machines. Those machines played an impor...

Ponferrada Railroad museum

F: Ponferrada Templars' Castle in the fog

by Henry Alvarez, 750 meters away

The Castle of the Templar Knights in Ponferrada veiled by fog, usual in winter

Ponferrada Templars' Castle in the fog

G: Ponferrada Templar Castle

by Henry Alvarez, 760 meters away

A view of the Castle of the Templar Knights in Ponferrada, Leon, Spain, A castle built in the 12th ce...

Ponferrada Templar Castle

H: Ponferrada Castillo Y Calle De Gil Y Carrasco De Noche

by Henry Alvarez, 760 meters away

A view of the castle of the Templar Knights in Ponferrada, northwetern Spain built between the 12th  ...

Ponferrada Castillo Y Calle De Gil Y Carrasco De Noche

I: Vintage Cars Rally

by Henry Alvarez, 780 meters away

The vintage cars rally is celebrated every year at the end of the "radio week", starting in Barcelona...

Vintage Cars Rally

J: Ponferrada Patio Del Castillo Templario

by Henry Alvarez, 820 meters away

Inside the Templars Castle in Ponferrada, León, Spain, You can see the old castle from the 12th Centu...

Ponferrada Patio Del Castillo Templario

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