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Metopa - Port of Motril, Granada
Welcome to Motril - Granada
The Port of Alhambra

Meet our metope

The Port of Motril Metope is more than a symbol, it represents the meeting of people who in their journey have joined their destinies with us and carry with this present a part of our Port around the world.

The Port of Motril has wanted to give this distinction a special meaning, which conveys the rich history of the province of Granada, its importance over the centuries, as a crossroads, which has contributed to forging its identity through cultural exchange.

It was in Santa Fe, a municipality in the province of Granada, where the first voyage of Christopher Columbus took place, which led to the meeting of the continents and marked the definitive boom in navigation and maritime trade with America.

The Alhambra as a world-famous monument is a great protagonist in this metope. The techniques used for its manufacture reveal the best tradition of Granada crafts, with more than 500 years of history, which have been passed down from father to son to this day.

The result is the result of the conjunction of the Arab Andalusian cultures and the Christian art of the moment.

Materials

The metope has as its base material the noble wood of etimoe from Central Africa, on which the shield of the Motril Port Authority has been carved. On the wooden base some tesserae similar to those that can be found in the rooms of the palatine city of the Alhambra have been placed, arranged in the shape of a propeller, they compose a characteristic element of the maritime port sector.

The artisans

The woodwork and composition has been carried out by Artesanía V. Molero, a totally artisan company that has been working since 1888 at the present time at the hands of Jesús Molero Sabador, the founder's great-grandson. Workshop with numerous recognitions and international renown, his works are distributed in palaces and mansions around the world ...

In the corners of the metope we find inlaid pieces, an ancient ornamental technique consisting of setting pieces of different selected woods in combination with other materials on surfaces.

The ceramics come from the workshop of Miguel Morales, representative of a long tradition of potters who, since Hernando Morales in the 16th century, adapted the Andalusian tradition in a unique technique that mixed the water from the Aynadamar canal with clay from the mountains and rivers near the Alhambra and ending with the decoration of its glazing with the colors blue, green, white ...

Fajalauza pottery takes its name from the Fajalauza Gate, one of the seven access gates to the Albaicín and has been an essential part of Granada's identity for many centuries.

The work of the artisans has resulted in a unique piece that is constituted as more than a present, it is a piece of Granada.


Metopa Artesania V. Molero
Metopa Cerámica de Fajalauza

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The Port Authority of Motril has received aid from the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund for Actions for Decarbonisation in the Port of Motril, within the Program for sustainable energy development in Andalusia in the period 2017-2020, which Its objective is to achieve a cleaner and more sustainable economy.

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The Port Authority of Motril has received aid from the European Union under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund for the modernization project of the Motril Fish Market, which aims to modernize and development of the Motril fish market with the relocation within it of the companies that carry out their activity in the Motril Fishing Port in the search to improve the working conditions and hygiene of the workers, while at the same time committing to greater competitiveness of the sector as an economic engine of the coast of Granada. Project co-financed 75% by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

The Port Authority of Motril received a grant from the European Union with charge to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund for the Project for the implementation of fishermen's huts in the fishing port of Motril, which aims to promote the competitiveness of the fleet, of the products and the fishing port, improve the safety and hygiene of sea workers and develop and implement investments and innovations that optimize energy efficiency.

The Port Authority of Motril has received aid from the European Union under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund for the modernization project of the Motril Fish Market, which aims to modernize and develop the Motril fish market with the relocation to its interior of the companies that carry out their activity in the Fishing Port of Motril in the search to improve the working conditions and hygiene of the workers, at the same time that it is committed to the greater competitiveness of the sector as an economic engine of the coast of Granada. Project co-financed 75% by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

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