Welcome to the Region de Murcia The Region of Murcia is a Spanish one autonomous community, located in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, between Andalucia (provinces of Granada and Almería) and the Comunidad Valenciana (province of Alicante), and between the Mediterranean coast and Castilla – La Mancha (Albacete province). Its capital is the city of Murcia, which is headquarters of the regional institutional bodies, with the exception of the Regional Assembly, which has its headquarters in Cartagena.

The Region of Murcia is located in the eastern end of the Cordilleras Béticas, being influenced climatically by a terrain that isolates of the Atlantic influence. These ranges are divided from North to South.

The greater part of the Region of Murcia enjoys a Mediterranean climate of semi-arid type, with mild winters (11 ° C on average in December and January) and hot summers (with a maximum of 40 ° C). The average annual temperature is 18 ° C.

The hydrographic network of the Region of Murcia is composed of fundamental way by the Segura River and its basin; that is the main axis of the murcian drains network.

The natural lake of Spain, the Mar Menor Lagoon is located in the Region of Murcia. It is a Salt Lake located by the Mediterranean Sea, forming Europe’s largest Salt Lake. Their special ecological and natural characteristics make the Mar Menor a unique natural landscape. A semicircular shape, it is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a sand strip around 22 km in length and between 100 and 1200 m wide, known as La Manga of the Mar Menor, communicating both seas by two natural steps and one artificial.

What to do in the Region of Murcia

The diversity and variety of the Region of Murcia, not only is perceived in different cultural traditions that we can find in it. This diversity is noticeable, especially in the richness of natural spaces in the corners of interest can be found, both on the coast and interior. It is usually always speak of a Region of Murcia geared towards the sea and another overturned region land inside, but (differences aside), as a whole, can be said that the Region of Murcia has an intense range of activities in contact with nature.

Excellent vegetables from the garden, good selection of meats and the precious treasures of the sea, assimilating products left by peoples who for centuries here settled. The Romans showed us how to make canned and salted fish, the Arabs, among other thousand products, provided us rice, their culture and their way of cooking it, and spices and aromatic plants.

The HH. Marist came to this city in 1903 and founded their first school in the building that was known as the House of the cross, the Center moved to no. 9 in the street of the ratchet which worked between 1904 and 1913. This year the growth of the students forced to think in a new and the College was established in the Palace of the count of Roche.

Mercedario convent of Santo Cristo Street was purchased in 1925 and in 1927 the College, known until then as La Inmaculada, was renamed La Merced and began to work in the new building that fully renovated old building, retaining and integrating the beautiful cloister. First school was a building of own construction that left its mark in the city to this day.

In 1934, the University and the Marist congregation reached an agreement that the University is located in the facilities of the La Merced College. The new situation forced the construction of a new building at the promenade of Malecón: our current school.

It was in July, 1934, when the first stone was laid was inaugurated in September 1935. During the war, the Center was converted to Hospital of blood and finished this, the building was recovered in its entirety in August 1949, since until that date an important part of it housed military Hospital Calvo Sotelo. In the 1950s and 1960s the consol school.

Write by: Irene Guijarro Serrano


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