The IES Sierra Nevada is a small secondary school situated in Fiñana (Almería). Students of the area can do their Compulsory Secondary School as well as two years of “Bachillerato” to prepare themselves for university. Intermediate vocational training studies in ICTs and forestry are also available.
Fiñana is a small village of 2070 inhabitants situated 71 kilometres from Almería and 100 from Granada. Its economy is essentially based on agriculture devoted to the growth of cereal, olive and fruit trees. It is surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of the Sierra Nevada and the Los Filabres mountains.
Walking around in the village, you can appreciate the two most important cultures, namely Islam and Christianity. Still visible today are the remains of a Muslim castle, the Muslim water tank and La Anunciación Church. Both cultures have also been fused in traditional dishes such as “Migas”, “Gachas” and “Zaramandoña”.