This Monday, the Diputación of Granada has presented in the Cervantes Institute of Madrid the platform «Universo Lorca», the first website about the places that marked the life of the Andalusian poet and his connection with the land that saw him born.

The presence of Ana Belén was very important during the event. She gave a recital with her unmistakable voice reading poems such as Balada triste or Gacela del niño muerto. On this occasion, the director of the Cervantes Institute, Luis García Montero, takes advantage of his three-fold status as a granadine, Cervantes director and also a poet, thanking the institutions of Granada for their “identity” in culture, and in the figure of Lorca, the second best-known author of Spanish literature after Miguel de Cervantes.

The “Universo Lorca” project represents an important cultural, educational and tourist product that values the figure of the poet and dramatist, relating the emblematic places that marked his life and inspired his works.

The president of the Diputación, José Entrena, said that this project is “another great step towards the return of Federico, because it allows you to enter in Lorca municipalities, where the soul of Lorca survives”.

The mayor of Granada, Francisco Cuenca, said that “a fundamental step has been taken to recover Federico’s memory, and in Granada we never lost hope that he would live, which is why Universo Lorca makes us feel more”, and added that this project “is another way that his person, his soul, his work and his spirit will live”.

The idea behind Universo Lorca

The website of Universo Lorca is a product that shows visitors the museums that shows his work, the houses where he lived, the places he stepped on, the buildings and places where Lorca conceived his writings and, in general, everything that is linked to his existence and his literary production. The website, operative since March 13, is available a comprehensive and rigorous documentation for everyone whom may concern.

“A village that doesn’t help and doesn’t encourage the theater, if it is not dead, is dying.” With these words of Lorca, Ana Belén celebrated the figure of the genius from Granada and his decisive influence on twentieth-century Spanish theater, an imprint that continues to this day.

www.universolorca.com presentation in Cervantes Institute of Madrid  Photo: Gabinete