The Cathedral of fish

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Submerged Church of Villanueva de las Rozas, located in the Ebro reservoir, in Las Rozas de Valdearroyo, region of Campoo-Los Valles,Cantabria, Spain).

The Ebro reservoir was made by order of Francisco Franco in 1945. The remains of 9 villages lie underneath the water of the reservoir, although some were relocated to shore level.

This Church are now known as “The Cathedral of Fish”.

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Mansilla, a submerged village

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Mansilla de la Sierra, La Rioja, Spain. A reservoir flooded the old town in 1959. In the months of September and October, when the reservoir is to the minimum of its capacity, you can see the remains of the Church and other buildings that were flooded.

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