Pruebas con pértiga 3m (artesanal)
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Pruebas con pértiga 3m (artesanal)

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probando una pértiga de 3 metros artesanal.

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A: Interior of the Fátima Shrine in Ourense, Galicia, Spain

by Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo, 1.1 km away

Interior of the Fátima Shrine in Ourense, Galicia, NW of Spain.Designed by the architect Manuel Conde...

Interior of the Fátima Shrine in Ourense, Galicia, Spain

B: Barbaña Park, Ourense, Galicia, Spain

by Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo, 1.1 km away

The Barbaña Park, in the city of Ourense. Looking west, you can see the "Fervenza das poetas" (The Po...

Barbaña Park, Ourense, Galicia, Spain

C: Avilés de Taramancos Park in Ourense, Galicia, Spain

by Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo, 1.4 km away

The Avilés de Taramancos Park, besides the Barbaña River and close to the Ervedelo Bridge, in the cit...

Avilés de Taramancos Park in Ourense, Galicia, Spain

D: Ourense, seen from the Milenio Bridge, Galicia, Spain

by Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo, 1.4 km away

The city of Ourense, as seen from the top of the Milenio Bridge, over the Miño River, in Galicia, NW ...

Ourense, seen from the Milenio Bridge, Galicia, Spain

E: Milenio Bridge, Ourense, Galicia, Spain

by Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo, 1.5 km away

The Milenio Bridge over the River Miño in Ourense, Galicia, Spain.Inaugurated in 2001, it was designe...

Milenio Bridge, Ourense, Galicia, Spain

F: 20140503 141522

by Javier Pérez, 1.6 km away

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G: Posío Garden

by Javier Pérez, 1.6 km away

Jardines botánicos del Posío.Ourense.

Posío Garden

H: Ponte Vella, Ourense, Galicia, Spain

by Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo, 1.7 km away

The Ponte Vella (Old Bridge), over the Miño River, in Ourense, Galicia, Spain Also known as Ponte Rom...

Ponte Vella, Ourense, Galicia, Spain

I: "Santa Maria" Marist College Lobby, Ourense, Galicia, Spain

by Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo, 1.8 km away

The lobby of the Marist College "Santa María", placed in the city of Ourense, in Galicia, Northwest o...

"Santa Maria" Marist College Lobby, Ourense, Galicia, Spain

J: "Carrileiros de Foula" Railway Park, Ourense, Galicia, Spain

by Rubén Castiñeiras Lorenzo, 2.0 km away

The "Carrileiros de Foula" Railway Park in the city of Ourense in Galicia (NW of Spain), has a 5 inch...

"Carrileiros de Foula" Railway Park, Ourense, Galicia, Spain

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