We visited the Manuel de Falla Museum and learnt more about the work, life and thought of the well-known Spanish composer.
Manuel de Falla was a composer who reached a modern nationalism from the saloon music prevailing in Spain during his childhood. He changed into a neoclassic style strongly inspired in the Spanish music tradition of the Golden Age.
In turn, he adopted the findings incorporated by the impresionism and the “Return to Bach” -a movement fostered by Igor Stravinsky- to the European music of the time. Through the so-called “Musical Generation of 27”, he exerted a powerful influence on the later evolution of Spanish music.
Cádiz Hall: the bed, an armchair, poncho and a portrait of Pablo Picasso are displayed.
María del Carmen Hall: it shows the machine with which his sister used to roll his cigarettes, his typewriter and will.
España Hall: this hall contains his briefcase, his jaquette, his vest and his scores.
Juan José Castro Hall: the English “The Eavestaff” mini piano used by Manuel de Falla, which was a present from Bernardo Iriberri stands out in this hall.
Alta Gracia Hall: it displays the tea set and a screen.
Library: Documentary, journalistic and discographic file of the musician.
Duration: 1 hour
Opening hours: open everyday from 9am to 8pm.
How to get here: To visit the museum, visitors must walk along García Lorca street up to Roma Street. The museum is opposite the Alta Gracia Golf Club.
Bear in mind: In order to manage a better understanding of the work of the author and his life in the area, we recommend that visitors go on a guided tour.