San Salvador Christ Rei
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San Salvador Christ Rei

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San Salvador Christ Rei. Erected in 1934.

This popular monument in Felanitx offers stunning views over the surrounding countryside including the town of Portocolom with its large natural bay and charming fishermans quay.

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A: Santuiri San Salvador Mallorca

by Clemens Scharmann, 40 meters away

Santuiri San Salvador Mallorca

B: San Salvador view at the statue overlooking Portocolom

by Paul Miller, 50 meters away

A sunny morning in Felanitx Mallorca at the San Salvador statue of the Christ Rei erected in 1934.Por...

San Salvador view at the statue overlooking Portocolom

C: Church Santuiri San Salvador Mallorca

by Clemens Scharmann, 180 meters away

Church Santuiri San Salvador Mallorca

F: Santuari de Sant Salvador , Felanitx

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 240 meters away

Santuari de Sant Salvador , Felanitx

J: Panoramica 360 San Salvador Felanitx

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 380 meters away

Panoramica 360 San Salvador Felanitx

This panorama was taken in Mallorca, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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