Huerta de San Vicente


The Casa-Museo Federico García Lorca, better known as Huerta de San Vicente, was the García Lorca family's historical summer home, from 1926 to 1936.[1]

Huerta de San Vicente
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Casa-Museo Federico García Lorca
Former name
Huerta de los Mudos
Established10 May 1995 (1995-05-10)
LocationGranada, Andalusia, Spain
Coordinates37°10′14″N 3°36′34″W / 37.17065°N 3.60931°W / 37.17065; -3.60931Coordinates: 37°10′14″N 3°36′34″W / 37.17065°N 3.60931°W / 37.17065; -3.60931
TypeArt museum

The house and orchards are now at the heart of Granada's Park Federico García Lorca, which was inaugurated in 1995.[2]

HistoryEdit

The estate is from the second half of the 19th century, and used to be called "Huerta de los Mudos". Federico García Rodríguez, father of Federico García Lorca, bought the house on the 27th May, 1925. He changed the name as a tribute to her wife, Vicenta Lorca Romarin, into "Huerta de Vicente". The house remains basically the same as it was.[3]

Federico García Lorca wrote there some of his most famous masterpieces, such as Blood wedding (1932) and Yerma (1934).

He was in the house for many of the days prior to his assassination, before travelling to the house of his friend Luis Rosales.

The García Lorca family had to leave Spain in 1941 because of the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, and moved to the United States. However, they still owned the estate.[4]

MuseumEdit

On 6 April 1985, Isabel García Lorca gave the estate up to the city of Granada in order to establish a museum dedicated to the poet. The art centre was inaugurated on 10 May 1995.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.huertadesanvicente.com/e_huerta26.php
  2. ^ "Medio Ambiente: Guía de Parques y Árboles - Parque García Lorca".
  3. ^ "Huerta de San Vicente". www.huertadesanvicente.com.
  4. ^ http://www.huertadesanvicente.com/e_huerta36.php
  5. ^ "Base de datos Patrimonio Inmueble de Andalucía". www.iaph.es (in Spanish).

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