The villages of Fuente Vaqueros and Valderrubio were Federico García Lorca’s first home. He lived there until he was ten years old and spent the summers of his youth there until he was 28.
This route, recommended to take by car or motorcycle, public transport or bicycle, links the house-museums where he was born and raised, and also the one that inspired one of his greatest works, ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’.
- ROUTE LENGTH:
- 4 kilometers
- ESTIMATED DURATION:
- 2 and a half hours (10 minutes of travel time)
- HOW TO DO IT:
- By car, motorcycle or bicycle Download
Places that make up the route
Although Federico was born in Fuente Vaqueros, the fundamental experiences of his childhood and adolescence came to life in Asquerosa (Disgusting), where his family moved in 1906. In this house, among poplar groves, fountains and rivers, he had his “first artistic amazement”, trained as a musician, tried his hand at literature and wrote his first poems.
In this house Federico was born in 1898 and spent his first years before moving to Valderrubio. He soon entered school and soon also discovered his love for reading, theater and music. As an adult he would recall his childhood: “My childhood is learning letters and music with my mother, being a rich boy in the village, bossy”.
In this house lived Fraquista Alba and Lorca was inspired by it for his famous tragedy ‘La casa de Bernarda Alba’, premiered in 1945 in Buenos Aires by Margarita Xirgu’s company. It is located in Real de Valderrubio Street and over it has weighed the taboo of fiction and truth for decades. The property has been a museum since 2018.