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Tour through La Vega of Granada by bicycle to soak up the life and work of Lorca.
At La Caleta Square (Granada City) we will deliver the bikes for those who don’t have one. We will go to Huerta de san Vicente, the summer home of the García Lorca family between 1926 and 1936. In it Federico García Lorca wrote all or part of some of his major works, including Blood Wedding (1932) and Yerma (1934). The poet lived here in the days before his arrest and assassination in August 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.
After the guided tour we set off by bike from Granada along the bike path beside the Genil river enjoying La Vega of Granada. We continue through the villages Purchil and Belicena with their old tobacco-drying sheds, towards Santa Fe, the Cradle of Hispanic Culture and the pionono, a typical sweet. Santa Fe was a military camp established by the Catholic Monarchs for the final assault on the Nasrids of the Kingdom of Granada. The camp city was erected in only eighty days, including several towers, walls and a moat all around it, as well as four gates that still remain today. We continue through the village of Jau, and then along a narrow road flanked by poplar trees with their fall attire. We enter Lorca’s lands…