Federico García Lorca: Spanish poet and writer
Federico Garcia Lorca
Federico Garcia Lorca poet and dramatist from Granada (1898-1936), was part of the so called 27 Generation and is considered as one of the best Spanish writers of the 20th century. His assassinate during the first days of the Civil War in 1936 made his work known internationally. Federico Garcia Lorca was born in Fuente Vaqueros and he lived in the Student Residency in Madrid between 1919 and 1928.
There he became friends with Salvador Dalí, the film director Luis Buñuel and the poet Rafael Alberti. He was director of a university theatre company called The Barraca, poet and respectable composer of songs. As his most famous theatre works we can name ‘Yerma’, ‘La casa de Bernarda Alba’ and ‘Bodas de sangre’. As a poet, he is famous thanks to ‘El Romancero Gitano’, ‘Poeta en Nueva York’ and ‘Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías’.
In the province of Granada there are many interesting places related to Lorca, museums and centres dedicated to his life and work.
Garcia Lorca House of Birth in Fuente Vaqueros Museum
The original furniture of the family are kept untouched, as his baby bed. It is an obliged visit for those who wish to know, not only the surrounding of his youth, but also his handwriting texts, his correspondence with his friends as Dalí or Buñuel, his and other friends’ drawings, original clothes from his theatre plays, etc.
Huerta de San Vicente
García Lorca’s family summer house, originally situated in the fertile area of Granada and nowadays part of the largest park of the city named García Lorca. He wrote there some of his best works: ‘El diván de Tamarit’, ‘Romancero gitano’, ‘Poema del cante jondo’ and ‘Bodas de sangre’.
Actually it is a house museum with the original furniture, pictures and objects of the house, as the piano and Federico Garcia Lorca’s desk.
Centro Federico García Lorca
A large centre in Granada dedicated to the poet opened in 2007. The new institution has a Lorca studies centre and recuperates for its archive the documentation about the poet that still was in the Student Residence in Madrid. The centre is accommodated in a building of 4,000 square meters at the Plaza de la Romanilla in the city centre.