Granada: Federico García Lorca Cultural Hike to Alfacar

Overview

In this private guided cultural hike to Alfacar, enjoy the opportunity to visit the places where the acclaimed poet Federico García Lorca spent the final days of his life.

Highlights

  • Discover unique natural landscapes with the most expert local guides
  • Book your private tour and learn all about the tragical death of Federico García Lorca
  • Let your curiosity flow and take advantage of the experience, knowledge, and personalized attention of your guide
  • The perfect tour for travelers interested in historic places, natural environments, and Spanish contemporary history
  • Enjoy engaging live commentary by your guide in your preferred language (English, Spanish, French or German)

Key Information

Important Information

• All reservations must include the full name of all participants • We can adapt the tour to people with impaired mobility, upon request • Baby carriers are recommended; prams or strollers can make the route difficult • A mobile phone with a fully charged battery and headphones may be required for using a voice transmission system with your guide. If so, your guide will inform you in advance

Description

On this tour, you'll travel to the places where the acclaimed poet and playwright Federico García Lorca’s life came to an end. In the middle of the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Sierra de Huétor, your guide will share with you the causes and events leading to the Spanish poet's death. Your tour begins in the city of Granada, Lorca’s home and source of inspiration, as well as the place where he was arrested on August 16, 1936, two days before he was killed by Nationalist forces. You'll then visit the villages of Víznar and Alfacar, located near the mountain range, alongside water channels and ancient irrigation ditches dating back to ancestral times. There, you'll learn about the circumstances surrounding Lorca’s death, the Spanish Civil War, and the recovery of the poet’s figure in the collective memory of society in Spain and Granada. You'll 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 site where many believe he was shot in the early morning of August 18, 1936. Our guides, professionals who are passionate about Lorca as a historical figure, will help you understand the circumstances surrounding his death and the final days of his short, mysterious life. The tour ends in the village of Alfacar, next to the Fuente de las Lagrimas, from where you'll be taken back to the city center of Granada.

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