In the lower corner of Plaza Romanilla, just a stone throw from the Cathedral in the heart of Granada’s historic old town, stands an imposing brutalist structure. This grey, shiplike building could not be more different from the colourful façades of the classical Andalusian villas that surround it. In this regard, it serves as a perfect juxtaposition and reflection of the man whose life it honours and celebrates. Federico Garcia Lorca, the gay, avant-garde poet who was ultimately assassinated when he was regarded as too big a threat to the cultural ideals espoused by Franco’s regime, is embodied in the walls of this structure.
Its various expositions are a must-visit, for the passionate enthusiasts of Lorca’s work as well as those only just discovering their enthusiasm for this fascinating poet.
The centre is open Monday to Saturday from 11AM-2PM, and 6PM-9PM, and Sundays from 11AM-2PM. Entry is free, but remember to bring a valid photo ID such as a passport or NIE.
The gallery is small, however it packs a lot into its handful of rooms, and it will leave you forever inspired by Lorca’s life and works.
Find more info on the Centro Lorca here.