Granada city - Fascinating Fact 5 - Lorca´s house
Spain´s most famous 20th-century literary figure, Federico Garcia Lorca, was murdered by Fascists, probably for his political leanings and sexual orientation, in Granada, in 1936 - just before the outbreak of the Civil War. Although renowned throughout the world, Lorca´s name was banned under Franco and he was apparently forgotten. After Franco died, his legacy was finally acknowledged by his home city. Now controversial plans are afoot to identify his remains, their whereabouts (just outside the city) having been confirmed back in the 1960s by Irish historian Ian Gibson - he found out from the man who actually buried Lorca. You can visit the Lorca family´s summer house in Granada.
- Fact 1 - Carmens; nothing to do with Bizet´s opera, these are hillside townhouses.
- Fact 2 - In 1981 a group of Spanish Muslims, mostly converts, launched plans for a brand new mosque in Granada.
- Fact 3 - The intricate interiors of the Alhambra are as instructive as they are exquisite. Under Islamic law, no depictions of living beings.
- Fact 4 - Visiting the ´´hammam´´ or public bathhouse was an essential pastime, both for hygiene and social reasons.
- Fact 5 - Spain´s most famous 20th-century literary figure, Federico Garcia Lorca.
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