Who was Manuel de Falla?
The famous composer Manuel de Falla was a major figure in the musical panorama of the first half of the 20th century. This artist from Cadiz was trained and made his first appearances in Madrid, and later traveled to Paris, Switzerland, and Italy. He gained recognition thanks to his compositions of operas, zarzuelas, and numerous pieces for piano.
It's worth mentioning Manuel de Falla's interest in flamenco and cante jondo made him move to Granada to develop his creative capacity in the city of the Alhambra. Here he met one of his great friends and admirers: Federico Garcia Lorca.
During his most active period, he kept in touch with other musicians of the time such as Joaquin Turina, Amadeo Vives, Carlos Fernandez Shaw, and Claude Debussy, among others. After the Spanish Civil War, Manuel de Falla went into exile in Argentina, where he would eventually die.
Manuel de Falla in Granada
Prompted by the encouragement of other musicians, Manuel de Falla moved to a carmen in Granada in 1922, where he spent almost twenty years. This traditional Granada house now displays items from the composer's personal life, original furniture, and even the piano on which he composed many of his pieces.
The Manuel de Falla House Museum shows what the day-to-day life of the famous musician from Cadiz was like. During the visit, you can see his desk, his bed, and the gifts he received from other artists such as Picasso or Miguel de Unamuno.
October to May:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays and holidays: 10 am to 3 pm
June and September:
Tuesday to Sunday: 9 am to 2:30 pm
July and August:
Wednesday to Sunday: 9 am to 2:30 pm
General admission: € 3 (US$ 3.20)
Students and senior citizens: € 1 (US$ 1.10)
Bus: lines C30, C32 and C35