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In this beautiful square is located the main theatre at Zaragoza. A nice and quiet place where people sit down on public benchs to have a rest or to read a book.

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A: Plaza de San Felipe, Zaragoza

by Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 80 meters away

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Plaza de San Felipe, Zaragoza


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C: Calle de Alfonso I

by Atila Bezdan, 190 meters away

Calle de Alfonso I

D: Calle de Alfonso I

by Atila Bezdan, 210 meters away

Calle de Alfonso I

E: Calle de Alfonso I

by Atila Bezdan, 210 meters away

Calle de Alfonso I

F: Plaza de César Augusto

by Atila Bezdan, 280 meters away

Plaza de César Augusto

G: Calle de Alfonso I

by Atila Bezdan, 300 meters away

Calle de Alfonso I

H: Plaza del Pilar

by Atila Bezdan, 310 meters away

Plaza del Pilar

I: Zaragoza 5

by mikelmgm, 310 meters away

Zaragoza 5

J: Zaragoza

by mikelmgm, 310 meters away


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