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Ángel Barrios's legacy

Ángel Barrios's legacy is protected and conserved at the Centre for Musical Documentation of Andalusia as well as at the Patronato de la_Alhambra and  Generalife. both institutions are affiliated to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Regional Government of Andalusia. Documentation related to the figure of Ángel Barrios is held in other institutions such as the Manuel de Falla Archive, the Casa de los Tiros Museum, the Municipal Public Library (Granada), the Federico García Lorca Foundation, the National Library of Spain and the Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE), among others. 


The Alhambra Archives house 104 photographs from the donated legacy of Ángel Barrios. These are now part of the Alhambra Archives photograph collection... 


This collection contains the correspondence Ángel Barrios maintained throughout his life with important figures of the day; intellectuals, musicians, instrumentalists


The collection of drawings in the Ángel Barrios Collection is made up of family portraits as well as a number of caricatures of Ángel Barrios. These are now part of the collection of drawings of...


The majority of the donated scores are kept at the Music Documentation Centre of Andalusia: 87 of his works, dated from 1916 to 1964, and also many scores on single sheets. In addition...

Graphic work

The Alhambra Archives to be recatalogued and properly stored in pH neutral folders... 

Personal Library

The catalogue includes 566 documents (his personal library, newspaper cuttings – in which Barrios or his work is featured in local or national newspapers, and concert programmes –...

Musical instruments & Furniture

The Museum of the Alhambra is responsible for preserving the various pieces of furniture and items of value that belonged to the Barrios family, as well as the two musical instruments with which Ángel Barrios spent so much time: his...

Both institutions are affiliated to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Regional Government of Andalusia. Each one houses the following almost complete collections, (although some are shared by both):

Patronato de la Alhambra and Generalife:

The Alhambra Archives

Graphic work

The Alhambra Library

Personal library (including a number of dedicated work)

The Alhambra Museum

Original Instruments, Furniture & Familiar household


Centre for Musical Documentation of Andalusia 


More information

Authorised researchers are allowed access to the Ángel Barrios collections during the opening hours of each institution or via formal request. For more information visit the institutions' respective websites:


    June 12 2014 08:08

    Ángel Barrios. Creatividad en la Alhambra

    La Alhambra rinde homenaje a la figura del compositor, músico y guitarrista granadino, con una gran exposición en el cincuentenario de su muerte. Read more


    June 12 2014 13:01

    Presentación de la nueva web de la Casa-museo Ángel Barrios

    El Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife presenta el avance de esta nueva web referente autorizado de la figura y el legado de Ángel Barrios. Read more

    June 12 2014 07:07

    La Alhambra creativa de Ángel Barrios

    Una exposición, organizada por el Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife y el Centro de Documentación Musical de Andalucía, recorrerá la vida y obra... Read more