In Granada, the students visited the quarter of Albaycin, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. This was followed by a visit to the historic Alhambra Palace, built in the 13th and 14th centuries by the Sultans of the Nasrid dynasty, the last Muslim rulers of Al-Andalus.
Commenting on the trip, Parisa Sheralieva (GPISH 2010) said:
“It was an unforgettable experience! It is so gratifying to have the opportunity to experience the beauty and richness of this marvelous country, which is full of history and magnificent places such as the Alhambra Palace, leaving a trace in every person's heart who visits it.”
Shezeleen Kanji (STEP 2010) remarked:
“Spain provided me with the opportunity to imagine the past more clearly, particularly how Muslims, Christians and Jews lived and worked together in close proximity with each other in peace. This 'convivencia’, or pluralism as we may call it today, created opportunities for shared expressions and ideas, from which emerged models of magnificent and thriving cities, palaces, spaces for worship and opportunities for building a knowledge society. It was evident that, in the past, people negotiated their environment and lived with the choices they made.”