TRASERAS CASA LA VEGA
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TRASERAS CASA LA VEGA

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A: GAMONAL

by Lademanda manda, 290 meters away

GAMONAL

B: Torre Electrica

by Julián Ausín, 1.7 km away

Torre Electrica

C: Catedral de Burgos

by Carlos Bacelo, 2.5 km away

Catedral de Burgos

D: Burgos - Plaza Major

by Carsten Arenz, 3.0 km away

The main square of Burgos - Plaza Major.

Burgos - Plaza Major

E: Burgos - Plaza Mayor at Night

by Carsten Arenz, 3.0 km away

The main square of Burgos - Plaza Major.

Burgos - Plaza Mayor at Night

F: Burgos - Cathedral Chapel of the Condestables

by Carsten Arenz, 3.1 km away

One of the chapels inside the Burgos cathedral. In this one the Condestable (general) Pedro Fernandez...

Burgos - Cathedral Chapel of the Condestables

G: Burgos - Cathedral Main Sacristy

by Carsten Arenz, 3.2 km away

The main sacristy of the cathedral of Burgos is nicely decorated and ornamented all over the ceiling....

Burgos - Cathedral Main Sacristy

H: Burgos - Cathedral Main Retable

by Carsten Arenz, 3.2 km away

This panorama was taken in the middle of the cathedral right under the cupola. In one direction you c...

Burgos - Cathedral Main Retable

I: Burgos - Cathedral Golden Stairs

by Carsten Arenz, 3.2 km away

This is a panorama in front of the golden stairs inside the cathedral of Burgos. The whole cathedral ...

Burgos - Cathedral Golden Stairs

J: Burgos - Medieval Gate of Santa Maria

by Carsten Arenz, 3.2 km away

The Arco de Santa Maria is a medieval gate into the city. It was build in the 14th century. Behind th...

Burgos - Medieval Gate of Santa Maria

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