Valladolid from Fuente el Sol
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Valladolid from Fuente el Sol

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View of Valladolid from the west. From a top of the hill called "Fuente el Sol". 

You can see the beggining of the "Canal de Castilla", a 200km long canal build in the 1800's to transport grain to the north of Spain and later used for irrigation.

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