Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Málaga is a city and a municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 568,507 in 2010, it is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth largest in Spain.
The southernmost large city in Europe, it lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean, about 100 km east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km north of Africa.


Salobreña is a town on the Costa Tropical in Granada, Spain.
It claims a history stretching back 6,000 years.

There are two main parts of Salobreña; The first is The Old Town which sits atop a rocky prominence and is a cluster of whitewashed houses and quirky steep narrow streets leading up to a 10th-century Moorish castle. This is called 'El Castillo De Salobreña' which is one of its main tourist attractions.

The second part or Salobreña is new developments which spread from the bottom of The Old Town right to the Beach. The whole town is almost surrounded by sugarcane fields on each side along the coast and further inland.


Flamenco  is a form of Spanish folk music and dance from the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. It includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile(dance) and palmas (handclaps).

First mentioned in literature in 1774, the genre grew out of Andalusian and Romani music and dance styles. Flamenco is often associated with the Romani people of Spain (Gitanos) and a number of famous flamenco artists are of this ethnicity.

Discovering Granada In Depth

The sixth place we visited was Centro Cultural CajaGRANADA

Discovering Granada In Depth

The fifth place we visited was The Alhambra

The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a fortress in 889 and later converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada.

The Alhambra's Islamic palaces were built for the last Muslim emirs in Spain and its court of the Nasrid dynasty. After the Reconquista by the Reyes Católicos ("Catholic Monarchs") in 1492, some portions were used by Christian rulers. The Palace of Charles V, built by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in 1527, was inserted in the Alhambra within the Nasrid fortifications.

 After being allowed to fall into disrepair for centuries, the Alhambra was rediscovered in the 19th century by European scholars and travelers, with restorations commencing. It is now one of Spain's major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country's most significant and well known Arab-Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the inspiration for many songs and stories.

Discovering Granada In Depth

The fourth visit was a trip with the tourist bus around Granada .

Discovering Granada In Depth

The third place we visited was Monastery of San Jerónimo

Monastery of San Jerónimo is a Roman Catholic church and Hieronymite monastery in Granada, Spain. Architecturally, it is in the Renaissancestyle. The church was the first in the world consecrated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary.

The monastery was originally founded by the Catholic Monarchs Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon in Santa Fe outside the city of Granada, during the siege of the latter city, the last stage of the Reconquista. 

The construction of the current buildings in Granada properly began in 1504, and the monastery relocated at that time. The principal architect and sculptor wasDiego de Siloé; others involved as architects or sculptors included Jacopo Torni (from Florence), Juan de Aragón, Juan Bautista Vázquez the Younger (Vázquez el Mozo), Pedro de Orea, andPablo de Rojas, the last three associated with the Granadan school of sculpture.

Discovering Granada In Depth

The second place we visited was the Science Park.
The Science Park is a 70,000 square metre interactive museum which invites participation in order to understand environmental phenomena such as inertia, gravity and Archimedes' principle. It has become a true international reference.

Seven permanent exhibition halls, 5000 square feet of temporary exhibits, the Digital Planetarium, the Cultural Gallery, the Library, the Cinemas, the Auditorium and the Windows to Science are some of the attractions. They bring together health, the environment, the scientific legacy of Andalusian culture, architecture, literature, physics, chemistry, mechanics and astronomy, among other topics.

It is also an outdoor museum with 27,000 square metres of green areas in which there are exhibition spaces such as the Observation Tower, the Tropical Butterfly House, the Astronomical Observatory, the "Prey in Flight" Workshop, the Botanical Tours, the Maze, the Astronomy Garden, and the Mental Gymnastics Tent.

Discovering Granada In Depth

In our first week in Granada, we started to work at the M.E.P. office in the morning .
After lunch we started to discover Granada . Our first visit was to the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Catedral de la Encarnación).

Cathedral of Granada has impressive facades and a stunning interior with a grand altar and several chapels. 
In the burial chamber are the tombs of the Catholic kings. Carlos V, always respectful to the memory of his ancestors, made sure that the Cathedral was built in accordance with desires of the Catholic kings. 

Welcome to Granada Experience blog !

Hi ! Welcome to Granada Experience blog !

In this blog you will find information about our experience in Granada , Spain .
We are 9 students from Romania who participated at the project called "Specialization in the labor market for the future European programs", managed by M.E.P. Europrojects Granada.

We stayed in Granada 3 weeks (24.06 - 15.07) , working at M.E.P. and discovering Granada .