García Lorca: In love with Granada!

Do you also love Granada? And are longing to go back? Or maybe excited about your first visit to this amazing city!

You are not the only one in love with Granada!

The Spanish dramatist and poet Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) was in love with Granada and Spain all his life. Lorca wrote most of his stories and poetry based on classic Spanish themes such as flamenco and Gypsy culture.  He became famous for his great poetry and his activities in associations such as Generación del 27.

During your visit in Granada it is possible to get a view into Lorca’s dramatic life! Visit Lorca’s old house (Huerta de San Vicente) in Granada which now is an interesting museum.  Let you entertain and impress by the story about Lorca! And why not do it on a Wednesday where the entrance to the museum is free for everybody?!

Lorca spent a lot of time in Madrid participating in different activities and giving speeches. In 1930 he returned from America to Spain. He headed straight back to Granada and stayed in an old family house, Huerta de San Vicente. During this period, he spent his time writing some of his most famous works, Bodas de Sangre (Blood Weddings) and Llanto por la muerte de Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (Weeping for the Death of Ignacio Sánchez Mejías).  This house is now where you find Lorca Museum.

Lorca was in Granada during the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. In August that year he was arrested by Franquist soldiers. After a couple of days in jail, Lorca was killed and his books were burned at Plaza del Carmen in Granada.  Shortly after Lorca’s death his books were banned from Franco’s Spain. Today it is still a mistery where the body of Federico Garcia Lorca rests.

One thing is sure Lorca is one of the most important personalities in Spanish literature. In Granada there is a a park named after him, Parque Garcia Lorca, where you also find his old house and now museum, Huerta de San Vicente.

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am until 12.30 pm and again in the afternoons from 4 pm to 6.30 pm. The price of adults is 3 euros but for students it is only 1 euro! And on Wednesdays it is free for everybody!

Truly in love with Spain and the magic of Granada, it´s tragic how his art and activities cost him his life. Taking the time to visit this museum can allow you to understand a little more about the way he saw the city and no doubt after your visit to Granada you will  understand his passion for the city.

To see more about Lorca’s home visit: www.huertadesanvicente.com/