Plaza El Desierto
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Plaza El Desierto

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Plaza El Desierto. Cuesta identificar los lugares después de una transformación tan grande como la que han sufrido estos para los que los conocimos hace 40 años.

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A: Puente sobre el Galindo

by Martin Fernando, 220 meters away

Puente sobre el Galindo

B:

by Juan Carlos M. Cancela, 430 meters away

C: Herriko Plaza

by Juan Carlos M. Cancela, 550 meters away

Esta plaza es el centro del municipio de Barakaldo.

Herriko Plaza

D: Rontegi_1.A

by Juan Rojas Aldana, 750 meters away

Rontegi_1.A

E: Plaza Bide Onera

by Juan Carlos M. Cancela, 810 meters away

Plaza Bide Onera en Barakaldo. Conjunto de estatuas de Ibarrola, Palacio de Justicia y comienzo de la...

Plaza Bide Onera

F: Cargadero

by Juan Carlos M. Cancela, 820 meters away

Antiguo cargadero de mineral rehabilitado como monumento y memoria del pasado minero de la zona. Situ...

Cargadero

G: Astillero en Erandio

by David Hernandez, 940 meters away

Astillero en Erandio

H: Spring in Barakaldo

by Juan Rojas Aldana, 1.0 km away

Spring in Barakaldo

I: Bilbao Exhibition Centre

by Juan Carlos M. Cancela, 1.2 km away

Bilbao Exhibition Centre

J:

by Juan Carlos M. Cancela, 1.2 km away

This panorama was taken in Northern Spain, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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