The Grosa island is a Spanish island in the municipality of San Javier in Region of Murcia. It is the only island in the environment of the Mar Menor which is outside of it. It is a very steep volcanic cone that exceeds 90 meters, at a distance of 2.5 kilometers north of La Manga del Mar Menor.
The island was a refuge for Berber pirates until the eighteenth century.
Noted for its botanical and ornithological richness: it nesting petrels, cormorants, peregrine falcon, Audouin's gull. It has a pier and there were only buildings associated with military activities. The island was a military zone until 2000, when it was ceded to the Murcia to carry out activities related to the environment (until then it was the place of training special units of combat divers and bomb disposal Dive Center of the Navy).
It forms a perfect volcanic cone, but like most eroded volcanoes at Region of Murcia.
Siguiendo la corriente de la comunidad CityDailyPhoto, me he propuesto dejar en este blog fotos de Murcia, como forma de mostrar al mundo qué joya de ciudad y de provincia tenemos. Agradecer al creador de ParisDailyPhoto su gran idea de mostrar la ciudad de uno mismo desde otro punto de vista. Following the tide of community CityDailyPhoto, I proposed to leave in this blog photos of Murcia, as a way to show to the world what a jewel of city and province we have. Thanks to the creator of ParisDailyPhoto for his great idea to show the city of oneself from another angle.
The Region of Murcia is located in the southeastern of Spain, between Andalusia (west), Castilla-La Mancha (North), Valencia (East) and the Mediterranean Sea (South).
The city of Murcia is the capital of the Region. Other major cities are: Cartagena, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas, Mazarrón, Aguilas ...