The municipality of Armilla is offering residents a literary tour around the different locations in Granada next Sunday, April 14. Felipe Romero Olmedo (a lawyer and writer) died 20 years ago. In 1995, he published 'The Second Son of the Silk Merchant, a lyrical novel set during the decadence of Granada. This text is considered one of the most important genre works from the city.
The Granada Secreta tourist and cultural team have created a tour to visit the different places that tell the story of Romero's works. They are following the guidelines in this literary narrative. This tour will allow you to learn about "the Moorish Granada (16th century) and its efforts to survive Felipe II's expulsion."
The novel tells the story of Alonso de Granada Lomellino, second son to a merchant and settler in the city during the second half 16th century. His Italian heritage will allow him to recall the palace intrigues as well as other historical references in the context of a society suffering from cultural poverty due to the oppression of Moors. Multiple real locations are mentioned in this drift from intolerance. They can be found today at various locations throughout the province.
After they leave Fernando de los Rios, visitors will be able to visit the Merchant Lomellino’s house in Plaza Gamboa, the Corral del carbon, the Albaicin and the Puerta de las Pesas. This visit is available for 10 euros to those who wish to register at the House of Culture, Armilla.
The literary tour will start at the Las 3 Copas bar next to the Metropolitano stop along Fernando de los Rios de Armilla avenue. According to the organization, places are limited so it is important that you sign up in advance at Casa de la Cultura. More information will be provided.