This route, ideal for walking, is a pleasant walk free of difficulty between the villages of Víznar and Alfacar. It covers the main places associated with the last moments of the life of Federico García Lorca and his murder.
- ROUTE LENGTH:
- 3 kilometers
- ESTIMATED DURATION:
- 2 hours (45 minutes walking)
- HOW TO DO IT:
- On foot Download
Places that make up the route
From August 1936, Víznar became one of the bloodiest places of repression in Granada. The palace, located in the center of the town, was occupied after the military uprising by the factional forces to direct troop movements and repel incursions by Republican forces.
Little remains of the historic building demolished in the 1970s, which was a children’s camp during the Republic and ended up transformed into an ignominious prison after the uprising of 1936. Hundreds of reprisals spent their last hours here, among them García Lorca, before being executed in the nearby ravines.
It is an area covered by thick pine forests of repopulation, which allowed to cover the graves after the mass executions committed from July 1936 in Granada. The ravine is full of mass graves of all sizes, where thousands of people were buried in retaliation for their sympathies with the Republic.
In this place, a troop camp at the beginning of the Civil War, searches for Lorca’s body were carried out in 2014 and 2016 with unsuccessful results. Several researchers and witnesses agree that Federico and his platoon mates were executed and buried here in the early morning of August 17 or 18, 1936.
It was inaugurated in 1986 by the Provincial Council to pay homage to Federico in the place where it was believed he was killed along with his three companions and to remember all the people shot in a wide strip of land from Alfacar to Víznar, now marked as a place of Historical Memory.
This spring, near the area of executions of the Civil War, is symbolically linked to those dramatic moments for morphological reasons: The water emerges in small bubbles reminiscent of tears and the source has a lenticular shape, drop or even eye, which reinforces the association with crying.