Room 707 Madrid Puerta de America Hotel
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Room 707 Madrid Puerta de America Hotel

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A: Bathroom 707 Puerta de America Hotel

by Jose Maria Ocana Rizo, less than 10 meters away

Bathroom 707 Puerta de America Hotel

B: Sky Night Puerta America Hotel - Right Side View

by Jose Maria Ocana Rizo, 20 meters away

Sky Night Puerta America Hotel - Right Side View

C: Hotel Puerta América, en Madrid

by Ricardo Murad, 30 meters away

Hotel Puerta América, en Madrid

D: Sky Night Puerta America Hotel - Left Side View

by Jose Maria Ocana Rizo, 50 meters away

Sky Night Puerta America Hotel - Left Side View

E: La Pedriza from Maliciosa Baja

by Fernando Touceda, 1.3 km away

Vistas de la Pedriza desde la Maliciosa Baja

La Pedriza from Maliciosa Baja

F: Lazaro Galdiano Museum

by Héctor Ceruelo, 1.4 km away

Lazaro Galdiano Museum

G: Interiors

by Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 1.8 km away

El salón comedor de la casa de mi hermana en Madrid. Llena de recuerdos familiares, de objetos con lo...

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H: madrid azca and castellana street

by luis davilla, 1.9 km away

madrid azca and castellana street

madrid azca and castellana street

I: Iglesia

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.9 km away

Iglesia de Itxiar en el barrio de Deva

Iglesia

J: Plaza Pablo Ruiz Picaso De Madrid

by jose-ignacio-teran, 2.0 km away

Plaza Pablo Ruiz Picaso De Madrid

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