House Museum of Manuel de Falla in Granada
This museum was the home of the great Spanish composer Manuel de Falla from 1921 to 1939. It is located near the Alhambra, in the Antequeruela Alta street.
During his time here Falla wrote the opera El Retablo de Maese Pedro (Master Peter's Puppet Show) and his Concierto para Clave y 5 Instrumentos (Concerto for Harpsichord and five Instruments).
The composer participated enthusiastically in the rich cultural movent of the city together with his friend Federico García Lorca and many other famous artists and intellectuals.
More than 70 years after the departure of the great Spanish musician to Argentina, his house in Granada was opened to visitors as a museum.
All his personal belongings are displayed as he left them that day, since the composer was planning to return soon.
The Spanish writer José Bergamin asked him: "When do you think you will be back, maestro? He replied: "When all the Spaniards have finally reached an agreement".
That was on September 1939 when the Spanish Civil War had already started. Falla traveled to Argentina, where he died on September 1946.
Manuel de Falla left Spain after his friend Federico García Lorca was murdered in Granada. He left behind his piano, his desk, his clothes and many other belongings that visitors can now see.
This amazing collection of personal belongings provide visitors useful insights about Falla's personality.
There are also some gifts he received from famous Spanish artists, like paintings from Pablo Picasso and Ignacio Zuloaga, or letters and drawings from Federico García Lorca and Hermenegildo Lanz.
The most valuable ones are kept in the Auditorium, which is next to the house. This exhibition is open Monday to Friday in the mornings and it is free.
Granada's Auditorium, which is named after the famous composer, offers amazing views of the city.
On the second floor, the Manuel de Falla Archive holds many of his documents and his library. This is one of the best archives you will find about this historic period in Spain.
Manuel de Falla Museum Entrance FeeFrom summer 2020, it is compulsory to book in advance via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 649 055 947.
The guided visit can also be booked in English and French. It takes about 30 mins.
- General admission: 3 euros.
- Reduced fee: 1 euro (for students, pensioners and residents).
Manuel de Falla Museum Opening Hours
From September to June
- Tuesday - Friday: from 9:00 to 14:30h (last visit at 14:00) and from 15:30 to 19:00 (last visit at 18:30).
- Saturday and Sunday: 9 to 14h (last visit at 13:30).
- Closed on Monday and Bank Holidays.
July and August
- From Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 to 14:30 (last visit at 14:00).
- Free entry on Wednesdays from 9 to 11:00.
- Closed on Sunday, Monday and Bank Holidays.
Contact Details and How to Reach the Museum
How to Get to the Manuel de Falla MuseumYou can reach the museum in Alhambra Bus, the route C30, C32 and C35. Bus stop: 'Carmen de los Mártires'.
Contact DetailsAddress: Manuel de Falla Museum, Paseo de los Mártires s/n, 18009 Granada. Telephone: 958 222 188.
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Page Updated: August 20, 2020