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Orzan breakwater

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Palavras-chave: sea, beach, city, breakwater

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Between the two Orzán and Riazor beaches lies this point, former defensive point of entry to the city and some of its ancient walls. Today Atlantic Ocean vantage point location and the Monument to the heroes of Orzán.

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Esta panorâmica foi tirada em Northern Spain, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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