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Passeo Maritimo harbour seen from Castel de Bellver in Palma de Mallorca

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Mallorca

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A: Palma de Mallorca harbour seen from Castel de Bellver at night

di Michael Pop, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Palma de Mallorca harbour seen from Castel de Bellver at night

B: Bellver Roof View

di Paul Miller, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Standing on the top of Bellver Castle overlooking Palma on a windy day. In the distance the sprawling...

Bellver Roof View

C: Bellver1

di photonensammler panoramen, 10 metri di distanza

Bellver1

D: Bellver 3

di photonensammler panoramen, 10 metri di distanza

Bellver 3

E: Bellver Rooftop

di Paul Miller, 10 metri di distanza

Standing on the top of Bellver Castle overlooking the courtyard on a windy day. Go into the courtyard...

Bellver Rooftop

F: Castel de Bellver in Palma de Mallorca at night

di Michael Pop, 20 metri di distanza

Castel de Bellver in Palma de Mallorca at night

G: Bellver Castle Courtyard

di Paul Miller, 30 metri di distanza

Bellver castle's circular plan indicates an Eastern influence. A bridge leads into the courtyard of t...

Bellver Castle Courtyard

H: Bellver2

di photonensammler panoramen, 30 metri di distanza

Bellver2

I: Bellver Castle Courtyard

di Paul Miller, 30 metri di distanza

Bellver Castle Courtyard

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Mallorca, Europe

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