Route for walking and/or taking public transport in Granada. It covers some of the most emblematic and beautiful corners of the city, which also had a link with Federico García Lorca, for being the poet’s residence, a place of inspiration for his work or meeting with other notable figures of the cultural life of his time.
- ROUTE LENGTH:
- 6 kilometers
- ESTIMATED DURATION:
- 1 day (90 minutes walking)
- HOW TO DO IT:
- On foot and/or public transport Download
Places that make up the route
The country house, today converted into a museum, where Lorca’s family enjoyed the summers from 1926 onwards. The place where he worked on works such as ‘Yerma’, ‘Blood weedings’ or ‘Gypsy Romance’ and where he spent some of the best and worst hours of his maturity (love breakups, anxiety due to criticism) until the tragedy of 1936.
It is a cultural institution dedicated to the research of Federico’s life and work, as well as to the dissemination of his literary production. The magnificent building houses all kinds of contemporary artistic manifestations. It has an auditorium, exhibition halls and a library with a vault that holds the poet’s legacy.
Chikito is one of the most traditional restaurants in Granada. It occupies the site of the historic Café Alameda, where the most brilliant intellectuals and creators of the city established the headquarters of the gathering El Rinconcillo. Its most glorious period took place between 1915 and 1922, with Lorca, Falla, Lanz and de la Serna as members.
The composer Manuel de Falla lived in this house next to the Alhambra, which Lorca visited assiduously, between 1922 and 1939. In 1962 it was converted into a museum with an unprecedented meticulousness, respecting even the humidity and the disorder of the drawers: it had to give the visitor the impression that the master had gone out and would be back in a while.
It is the main access to the Alcazaba of the Alhambra and its portentous viewpoint offers stunning views of the Albaicín neighborhood. It was the scene of the Deep Song Contest of 1922, the historic first national flamenco competition organized by the Centro Artístico de Granada and that had Lorca and Falla as promoters.
The ensemble formed by the Church of San Nicolas, the cistern and the square with its spectacular viewpoint define the relationship of beauty and harmony of the Albaicin neighborhood, the Alhambra, the Darro Valley, the old Granada and the horizon of the Vega. The contemplation of these views inspired Lorca, who enjoyed them in his youthful walks.