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The speech mentions the Plaza Larga (Long Square) of the Albaicín (Long Square of the Albaicín). It is in this neighborhood that Lorca sets his most Granada-like play, Doña Rosita la soltera (Doña Rosita the Spinster), in a house, the dwelling he considered ideal in this city. These houses have an interior garden protected by walls from the outside. They are interior paradises hidden from the gaze of the people, although they usually have a viewpoint that allows you to look outside and often have a beautiful view of the Alhambra.

District of the Albaicín, in Granada, with its typical houses, the “cármenes”.
District of the Albaicín, in Granada, with its typical houses, the “cármenes”.

From the Alhambra you can also enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Albaicín which, “seen at night, gives the impression of being a low sky”. This is how Lorca originally intended to title his book Suites. In the Albaicín is the house of Soto de Rojas, that of the Figureheads, where some members of the Athenaeum inaugurated a commemorative tile drawn by Hermenegildo Lanz shortly after he read his speech on the author, in fall of 1926.