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.
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.