Santander, Calle Alta
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Santander, Calle Alta

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Nearby images in Northern Spain

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A: Santander - Calle Castilla (Vias Tren)

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 150 meters away

Santander - Calle Castilla (Vias Tren)

B: Santander, Vias del Tren (Renfe)

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 290 meters away

Santander, Vias del Tren (Renfe)

C: Alameda Primera, Santander

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 330 meters away

Alameda Primera, Santander

D: Plaza de Numancia, Santander

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 370 meters away

Plaza de Numancia, Santander

E: Santander, Plaza de las Cervezas

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 380 meters away

Santander, Plaza de las Cervezas

F: Calle Burgos, Santander

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 400 meters away

Calle Burgos, Santander

G: Santander, Plaza de Numancia

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 420 meters away

Santander, Plaza de Numancia

H: Santander - Varadero (Barrio Pesquero)

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 440 meters away

Santander - Varadero (Barrio Pesquero)

I: Santander, Plaza Juan Carlos I

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 450 meters away

En Santander en pleno centro entre las calles Jesus de Monasterio y la plaza de Numancia en la mitad ...

Santander, Plaza Juan Carlos I

J: Varadero

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 460 meters away

Esta es la zona de Varadero en la ciudad de Santander, antes de que sea remodelada por las obras del ...

Varadero

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