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From Granada: "Driving Over Lemons" Orgiva & Alpujarras Tour

1. From Granada: "Driving Over Lemons" Orgiva & Alpujarras Tour

See the places that inspired Chris Stewart's bestselling book series "Driving Over Lemons" on this day trip to the Alpujarras from Granada. Learn about Chris' experiences of buying a farm in Andalucia, visit Orgiva's famous hippy market, and tuck into a 3-course lunch in Lanjaron. Meet your guide in Granada city center and head south, taking in panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada mountains along the way, before arriving in Orgiva. Here, visit the weekly Thursday market, surrounded on all sides by spectacular mountain scenery. Afterward, head into the valley to take in views of the Poqueira and Trevelez rivers and see the location of Chris Stewart's famous farm, El Valero. Finish the day in Lanjaron. Sample some fresh spring water before sitting down to a delicious 3-course lunch at La Casita De Papel. Get dropped off back in Granada city center at the end of your tour.

Granada: Poets and Musicians in the Alhambra Private tour

2. Granada: Poets and Musicians in the Alhambra Private tour

Throughout this tour, you will wander through the Alhambra Forest to the forecourt of the Palace of Carlos V. From there you can admire the Albaicin and Sacromonte areas, and from this fantastic spot, you’ll find the inspiration behind Lorca’s famous work “El Romancero Gitano” (Gypsy Ballads). This tour will show you the places in Alhambra which relate to Federico García Lorca and Manuel de Falla, including Falla's first house, the bath in Calle Real or the ancient bar "Polinario", where Federico and friends used to have fun at the beginning of the 20th century. You will also encounter the Plaza del Aljibe in the Alhambra, where the First Cante Jondo competition was held. You’ll finish up your tour at the Casa Museo de Manuel de Falla, a stunning yet modest house that today remains almost intact, including his piano and a number of aspects of his daily life. For Lorca, it was a very valued, touching house, thanks to its architecture and the moments he experienced there.

Granada: Half-Day Trip to García Lorca's Hometown

3. Granada: Half-Day Trip to García Lorca's Hometown

Visit Federico García Lorca’s first home in the town of Fuente Vaqueros on a half-day trip from Granada. Enjoy a journey through rural Andalusia and witness the changes experienced in the village after the Spanish Civil War and the recovery of historical memory. Walk along the streets and corners that formed part of Lorca’s early childhood with your local guide. Get a close look at the places that now honor his figure. Visit the center of studies on Lorca that once housed the town’s school and spot some of the places that Lorca mentions in his best-known works. Finally, visit the house where Lorca wrote some of his best-known works. The old family residence has now become a house-museum and maintains its original structure, without modifications. Inside you can see the poet's personal items, photographs, drawings, paintings, and manuscripts. Then, start the journey back to the city center of Granada.

Granada: Half-Day Trip to Valderrubio, Federico Garcia Lorca

4. Granada: Half-Day Trip to Valderrubio, Federico Garcia Lorca

Discover Lorca’s roots in the town of Valderrubio, amid the beautiful landscapes of the Vega Granadina. Journey through his adolescence and youth, while discovering the rural Spain of a century ago, and the customs and experiences that shaped Lorca’s personality. Explore the deep Vega plains that marked the poet’s life forever, visiting the places that inspired him to write the most important, best-known rural dramatic plays in contemporary culture. Visit the house (now a museum) where he spent his teen years and youth, and the site that inspired the play The House of Bernarda Alba, as well as walking through the favorite spots where young Federico spent the most tender moments of his youth. Follow in his footsteps through the different corners of the Vega region, which set the stage for his journey through this world. End the tour at Mariana Pineda Park in the town of Valderrubio, where you will then be taken back to the city center of Granada.

Granada: Federico García Lorca Life and Death Private Tour

5. Granada: Federico García Lorca Life and Death Private Tour

Travel back in time to go on a marvelous journey of discovery into the life of Federico García Lorca. Walk down the same streets he used to walk and visit the Fuente de las Batallas, the place where he was arrested prior to his execution. Take the chance to stop by at the houses in which he lived and imagine his daily life. Explore the Federico Centro Federico Garcia Lorca, a important reference point for contemporary culture, preserving the poet's legacy. Follow in the poet's footsteps with the help of your expert, professional tour guide, passionate about the artist. Finish the tour with a refreshing drink and tapas at Lorca's favorite restaurant, where he used to organize memorable gatherings.   

Granada: 2-Hour Life of Federico García Lorca Private Tour

6. Granada: 2-Hour Life of Federico García Lorca Private Tour

Explore the winding streets of Granada before heading out to La Huerta de San Vicente. Here, see the summer home of the great Spanish poet: Federico García Lorca, and hear the history from your private guide. As you navigate the charming Andalusian streets, hear the stories and anecdotes behind the fascinating monuments you'll see in the neighborhood of La Magdalena. Retrace Lorca's footsteps on August 9th as he fled to the home of the Rosales family. Discover the history behind the Vega de Granada, how the city began and how it transformed in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Learn how Lorca lived and how the city of Granada influenced his work. Visit Mariana Pineda's last home, a century before the poet's birth. Then, continue to the Plaza de Gracia, a vibrant social scene in twentieth-century Granada. Finally, arrive at the house of La Huerta de San Vicente. Here, explore Lorca's summer house, which has since become a museum dedicated to preserving his legacy.


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