History comes alive in this little house, the summer residence of Federico García Lorca
The summer house of the García Lorca family, purchased in 1925, and so-called in other of the mother of the family, Vicenta. It was previously referred to as the Huerta de los Mudos. In this residence Lorca wrote works, such as Gypsy Ballads (1928) and Blood Wedding (1933), played the piano and composed pieces for his nephews and nieces.
Just before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, following the assassination of Calvo Sotelo in 13 July 1936, Federico decided to travel to Granada, where he planned to spend the summer. Once in the city and following its fall into the hands of insurgents, the poet was forced to hide in his own home and later in the home of his friends, the Rosales, where he was betrayed and arrested.
He was killed along with other prisoners on the night between 18 and 19 August. The writer was very fond of this dwelling, which at the time was located within the meadowlands of Granada, on the outskirts of the city, affording views of the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada, which have been lost as a result of the apartment blocks of Camino de Ronda. Consulting the visiting schedule is recommendable as, in view of its very limited capacity and numerous school groups, visiting the home may prove impossible.
Photos by Javier Sánchez