Plaza Major de Palma - Gate
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Plaza Major de Palma - Gate

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A: Palma Placa Major

by olaf-vernunft, 30 meters away

In the centre of Palma (Mallorca) you find the Placa Major. 

Palma Placa Major

B: Plaza Mayor in Palma de Mallorca

by Michael Pop, 30 meters away

Plaza Mayor in Palma de Mallorca

C: Plaza Major - Palma de Mallorca Downtown

by Majorca, 50 meters away

Plaza Major is one of the main squares to walk across in Palma center. Surrounded by shops and restau...

Plaza Major - Palma de Mallorca Downtown

D: Mallorca, Palma, Plaza Major

by Frank Ellmerich, 50 meters away

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Mallorca, Palma, Plaza Major

E: Plaza Mayor near the cathedral, palma´s real center

by jan dolk, 50 meters away

Narrow streets lead to Plaza mayor which was once the offices of the inquisition. Now you will find h...

Plaza Mayor near the cathedral, palma´s real center

F: Calle de Riera, Palma de Mallorca

by Michael Pop, 120 meters away

Calle de Riera, Palma de Mallorca

G: Candy Store in Palma de Mallorca

by Michael Pop, 130 meters away

Candy Store in Palma de Mallorca

H: La Rambla, Palma de Mallorca

by Michael Pop, 200 meters away

La Rambla, Palma de Mallorca

I: Plaza Cort between plaza mayor and the cathedral

by jan dolk, 200 meters away

Plaza de Cort situated in the old center of palma de mallorca between the cathedral and plaza mayorHe...

Plaza Cort between plaza mayor and the cathedral

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