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). He participated enthusiastically in the rich cultural movent of the city together with his friend Federico García Lorca and many other intellectuals.
More than 70 years after the departure of the great Spanish musician to Argentina, his house in Granada was restored and opened to visitors as a museum. All his personal belongings are displayed as he left them that day, probably because 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". It was on September 1939, and 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 and many other things that visitors can now see in this house. There are also some gifts he received from famous Spanish artists, such as, Pablo Picasso, Miguel de Unamuno, Daniel Vázquez Días, etc.
Near the House-Museum you will find Granada's Auditorium, which is named after the famous composer. 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.
Entrance Fees and Opening HoursGeneral admission: 3 euros. Reduced fee: 1 euro (for students, pensioners and groups).
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).
From Wednesday to Sunday: 9:00 to 14:00 (last visit at 13:30).
Closed: on Monday and Bank Holidays.
Contact Details and How to Reach the MuseumYou can reach the museum in Alhambra Bus, the route C30, C32 and C35. Bus stop: 'Carmen de los Mártires'.
Address: Manuel de Falla Museum, Paseo de los Mártires s/n, 18009 Granada.
Phone: 958 222 188.