Santuario Urkiola Jardines
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A: Outside the Urkiola Shrine

by José Antonio González Nieto, 70 meters away

Outside the Urkiola Shrine

B: Restaurante y barrio de Urquiola, junto al Santuario de Urquiola.

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 100 meters away

Pues eso, un lugar tranquilo para pasar una mañana soleada.

Restaurante y barrio de Urquiola, junto al Santuario de Urquiola.

C: Beech forest in the natural park of urkiola

by José Antonio González Nieto, 230 meters away

Beech forest in the natural park of urkiola

D: Urkiola panoramic balcony

by José Antonio González Nieto, 530 meters away

Urkiola panoramic balcony

E: Urkiolagirre Mount-Urkiola

by José Antonio González Nieto, 850 meters away

Urkiolagirre Mount-Urkiola

F: Urkiolagirre Mount in Urkiola -2

by José Antonio González Nieto, 1.2 km away

Urkiolagirre Mount in Urkiola -2

G: Urkiolagirre Mount-Summit in Urkiola

by José Antonio González Nieto, 1.6 km away

Urkiolagirre Mount-Summit in Urkiola

H: Caserio Mendigoikoa_2

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 3.7 km away

Caserio Mendigoikoa en el valle de Atxondo, Vizcaya

Caserio Mendigoikoa_2

I: Caserio Mendigoikoa

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 3.7 km away

Caserio Mendigoikoa en el valle Atxondo, Vizcaya

Caserio Mendigoikoa

J: In front of Asador Etxebarri in Axpe

by Shingo Murasawa, 4.1 km away

The most favorite restaurant in the world!

In front of Asador Etxebarri in Axpe

This panorama was taken in Northern Spain, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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