New Lorca centre in Granada opens without manuscripts

The architects of the Federico Garcia Lorca Centro de Granada are fighting with the Garcia Lorca Foundation to prove that the conditions of the library are suitable to house the manuscripts

LAST UPDATED: 1 Aug, 2015 @ 10:02

AFTER years of construction and delays, the Centro Federico Garcia Lorca in Granada opened without it’s most important part… Lorca’s manuscripts.

Newly opened Federico Garcia Lorca Centro de Granada
Newly opened Federico Garcia Lorca Centro de Granada

Accusations of money laundering and falsifying documents have long delayed the opening.

And now a dispute over the conditions of the room due to store Lorca’s manuscripts has yet again scuppered progress.

Overlooking Granada’s cathedral, the library on the top floor of the centre houses a rust-coloured safe, equipped with fingerprint sensors, which stands empty as the architects of the building battle with Lorca’s family over the conditions of the room.

The architects claim that the building is fully equipped with the appropriate humidity, temperature and light fixtures but Lorca’s niece and head of the Garcia Lorca Foundation awaits the approval of the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid, where the manuscripts currently reside.

The centre will remain open to Lorca enthusiasts, however, they will have to continuing waiting to get their hands on the literary icon’s works.


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