Federico García Lorca. Civil war and the death of the poet
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before.
|Languages||Spanish - English - French - German|
|Number of participants||Minimum 1 person - Maximum 10 people|
What the experience includes
Travel to the places where Federico's life came to an end. Amidst the imposing landscapes of the Sierra de Huétor we will talk about the causes and whys and wherefores of the death of this universal poet. We will begin in the city of Granada, his home and source of inspiration, where, on 16th August 1936, he was arrested. We will continue to the villages of Víznar and Alfacar, which are located in the vicinity of the Sierra, accompanied by water channels and ancient irrigation ditches of ancestral legacy.
Here we will talk about the circumstances of his death, the Spanish Civil War and the recovery of the figure of the poet in the collective memory of Spanish and Granada society. We will see the place where he spent his last night, the mass graves of those shot during the Civil War, a park dedicated to the poet and the eerie place where many believe he was shot in the early hours of 18 August 1936. Our guides, professional and passionate about his figure and the history surrounding his death, will accompany you to understand the last stage of his short and mysterious life. The tour ends in the village of Alfacar, next to the Fountain of Tears, where we will take a shuttle back to the centre of Granada.
Everything you need to know
- The full name of all participants is compulsory.
- This is a hiking activity. It is essential to wear comfortable shoes.
- The visit is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.
- You can present your voucher on paper or on an electronic device.
- Please note that the guide will arrive a few minutes before the tour start time.
- A mobile phone with a charged battery and headphones may be required.
Adults +12 years
Children 0-11 years
- Professional expert guide
- Round-trip transportation (approx. 10 km taxi ride)
- Live commentary in the language of your choice
- Hotel pick up
- Meals and drinks
Stop at: Plaza de las Pasiegas
One of the busiest places in Granada is the Plaza de las Pasiegas. A trapezoidal-shaped square that lies between the gates of the Cathedral and the Plaza de Bib-Rambla, and which has been a meeting point since its beginnings.
The Plaza de las Pasiegas arose at the end of the 17th century when the Colleges of San Miguel, dedicated to the education of the children of the Moors, and Santa Catalina, dedicated to preparatory studies for university and ecclesiastical careers, were demolished.
Stop at: Cerro del Maullo
The main attraction of this path is the viewpoint that we reach on reaching the top of the Cerro del Maúllo. Unexpectedly, we discover that there is something similar to a fortified castle excavated here, which served as a trench during the Civil War. In addition to the awe produced by the route through the interior of the galleries, a former scene of skirmishes with real fire, there is the added attraction of a panoramic view of the Sierra Nevada of surprising beauty.
The route allows us to walk through reforestation pine forests, among which we can observe the resin pine, traditionally exploited by means of its wise bleeding in spiral cuts through which its resin slides. These woods are the ideal places to enjoy the birds singing or scurrying around looking for food. But the path also descends to ravines with vegetation that colours the landscape with shades of green, ochre and yellow every autumn and spring.
Stop at: Barranco de Viznar fosas
The Barranco de Víznar (Víznar Ravine) is a sloping edge of some 10,000 square metres that descends over a sharp, shady bend in the road between Alfacar and Víznar, which has been declared a Place of Memory. It is an area covered by thick reforestation pine woods, which allowed the graves to be covered up after the mass executions committed from July 1936 onwards by platoons made up of assault guards and volunteers from the Black Squads.
The ravine is full of mass graves of all sizes, five of which have been identified. Thousands of people were buried there after routine unloading for their sympathies with the Republic as part of the ferocious repression that followed the uprising.
Stop at: Parque Federico García Lorca
Federico García Lorca Park is a public park in the city of Granada, Spain, built in homage to the Granada poet Federico García Lorca. With a surface area of 71,500 square metres, it is a park of contemporary design that surrounds the Huerta de San Vicente, the former summer home of the poet's family.
The Federico García Lorca Park is located in the Camino de Ronda district of Granada, between the streets Virgen Blanca, Arabial, Camino de Purchil and the Bailén-Motril motorway, near the Neptuno shopping centre.
More infoWhat to bring
- Comfortable footwear
Cancellation fee of 100% is charged if cancelled 24 Hours or less before the activity.