Víznar

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Víznar
town
Flag of Víznar
Flag
Official seal of Víznar
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Location of Víznar
Location of Víznar
CountrySpain
ProvinceGranada
MunicipalityVíznar
Area
 • Total13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation
1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population
(2005)
 • Total789
 • Density60.7/km2 (157/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Víznar is a municipality located in the province of Granada, Spain, only a few miles from the city of Granada itself. According to the 2005 census (INE), the town has a population of 789 inhabitants.

Site of the exquisite neo-classical Summer palace of an 18th-century archbishop of Granada, Don José Manuel Moscoso y Peralta, (1723–1811), an important figure in the history of Peru, the near-vicinity of Víznar was the place of execution, in 1936, of the noted Spanish poet, Federico García Lorca, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.

Coordinates: 37°07′N 03°35′W / 37.117°N 3.583°W / 37.117; -3.583