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Pedreña, Playa

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A: Pedreña, Playa en alta mar

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 20 meters away

Pedreña, Playa en alta mar

B: Pedreña, Muelle,embarcadero

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 80 meters away

Pedreña, Muelle,embarcadero

C: Pedreña, mirando la Bahía

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 80 meters away

Pedreña, mirando la Bahía

D: Pedreña, Malecon

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 90 meters away

Pedreña, Malecon

E: Pedreña

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 150 meters away

Desde el espigon de Pedreña tenemos acceso a poder disfrutar de la Bahia de Santander. Pedreña es la ...

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F: Pedrena, Marina Cudeyo

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 190 meters away

Pedrena, Marina Cudeyo

G: Pedreña, Embarcadero

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 260 meters away

Pedreña, Embarcadero

H: Somo, Embarcadero

by josemlanza, 2.0 km away

Somo, Embarcadero

I: Somo - Cantabria

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 2.0 km away

Somo - Cantabria

J: La Magdalena en Invierno

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 2.0 km away

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