Antonio Gala La Baltasara House-Museum

Antonio Gala La Baltasara House-Museum
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La Baltasara”, which respected the rural architecture of Málaga from the 19th century, was an estate that the writer fell in love with at the end of the eighties when he was about to make the leap from the theatre to novels. For at least three decades it was hidden from the general public and became a refuge for the writer.

It was the secret garden of Gala and his closest friends: His garden guests. This “green and terraced landscape, with a diaphanous sky, endless light...”, as he himself described it, became a place of soundless solitude, chosen by Gala himself.

The Department of Culture of the Town Council of Alhaurín el Grande has taken responsibility for the new venue. La Baltasara has been converted into the Antonio Gala House Museum, but it all remains intact: Both the main house, occupying about 380 square metres, as well as the rest of the rooms and the gardens and orchards that make up an estate of some 30,000 square metres, bordered by the Fahala river. It is all just as the writer left it, when he moved definitively to Córdoba.

Antonio Gala says this is where he found his true place, the one he really believes in, and it all happened in a dream. He dreamed of a Garden of Eden called Alhaurín and as he himself said “Here I come to rest, here I work, I reflect, I digest all the sounds although the silence is rarely interrupted. I watch the light falling, the light rising, touching the tops of the trees with golden fingers, I hear how the wind ruffles them…” He followed in the footsteps of another writer, Gerald Brenan, whom he considered immortal: “However, on the day I came here, he died”, he explains, with his characteristic humour.

BOOK A VISIT You can visit the Finca La Baltasara by making a reservation on www.casamuseoantoniogala.es. Price list: €3 general admission €1 reduced admission* Children under 5 years free * More information on opening dates and reduced admission. Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday (10am to 3pm)

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Antonio Gala La Baltasara House-Museum
Partida Fahala, 8 D, 29120
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