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cangas de Onis
25-AUG-2007 marie-josée wolff

cangas de Onis

Asturias, Spain

Cangas de Onís, capital of the area of the same name, sits in the valley formed by the rivers Sella and Güeña.
The most representative feature of the town is its Roman Bridge, declared to be a Historic-Artistic Site in 1931.It has five arches, three of them pointed, and from the centre hangs a reproduction of the Victoria Cross. The hermitage of Santa Cruz also stands out due to the age of the structure, built on a dolmen in 437. It was rebuilt by King Favila in 737 to guard the Victoria Cross. The last rebuilding work was carried out after the Spanish Civil War, and uncovered the dolmen, which dates from 3,000 BC.

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Brinn MacDougall23-Feb-2008 20:11
Amazing part of history and stunning artifact, well done..v
Claude Martin23-Feb-2008 19:50
Je ne sais pas ce que cette croix fait ici.... mais en tout cas surprenant et très bien réalisé!!!V
zyziza23-Feb-2008 19:43
So old and still hanging? ;-P
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jedrula23-Feb-2008 19:28
very fine view and composition
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