A simmering feud between two families in 1930s Andalucía was the inspiration for Federico Garcia Lorca‘s classic play, the ‘Blood Wedding’ (‘La Bodas de Sangre’)
This powerfully poetic work depicting repressed emotions and violent passions has been performed across the world.
Granada’s most famous son was inspired by a secluded cortijo in Andalucía’s eastern province of Almeria; Cortijo de los Frailes. It has been surrounded by legend and was the source of motivation for this powerful play.
We headed to the charming desert town of Rodalquilar, with its botanic garden and deserted goldmine, and then headed inland to the ruins of Cortijo de los Failes.
Interestingly this now sad and crumbling property also starred in a few of the spaghettis westerns that were filmed in Almeria.