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Villa Elorrio

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A: Iglesia de San Agustin en Elorrio

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 110 meters away

La iglesia de San Agustín está en el barrio del mismo nombre, a pocos kilómetros de Elorrio. Construi...

Iglesia de San Agustin en Elorrio

B: Parking de Eroski en Elorrio

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 220 meters away

Cuando se desea aparcar en la zona de Elorrio, este parking ofrece espacio todos los días.

Parking de Eroski en Elorrio

C: Gasolinera Elorrio

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 810 meters away

Gasolinera de elorrio, Vizcaya, situado dentro del casco urbano.

Gasolinera Elorrio

D: Ikastola de Elorrio

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.1 km away

Un total de 211 alumnos están cursando HADA en el primer trimestre del curso 10-11. Después del éxito...

Ikastola de Elorrio

E: Img 778899

by josu barandiaran, 1.3 km away

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F: Herriko Plaza

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.3 km away

Herriko Plaza o plaza del pueblo en la villa de Elorrio, Vizcaya

Herriko Plaza

G: Img 777284

by josu barandiaran, 1.3 km away

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H: Calle Berriotxoa

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.3 km away

Calle Berriotxoa en la villa de Elorrio, Vizcaya

Calle Berriotxoa

I: Merkado Leku de Elorrio

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.5 km away

Bajo los arboles y junto a la carretera, se celebra semanalmente el mercado local de Elorrio.

Merkado Leku de Elorrio

J: Plazoleta en el casco de Elorrio

by José Luis Eléxpuru, 1.6 km away

Una de las plazoletas de Elorrio rodeado de bares y paseos.

Plazoleta en el casco de Elorrio

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