Valle de las praderas de Ruyemas
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Valle de las praderas de Ruyemas

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Panorama realizado en las praderas de Ruyemas, Vega de Pas, comarca de los Valles Pasiegos, Cantabria. Vista general del valle en un día soleado.

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