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Spanish modernist writer Gabriel Miró Ferrer (1879-1930) described the hill town of Polop de la Marina as “an oasis on the Costa Blanca”. Now a museum dedicated to Miró’s life sits in the main square of the pretty town a 20-minute drive inland from Benidorm, in the province of Alicante.

The author never lived in Polop but came to a house here every summer for eight years. Casa Pepita, built in 1911, was restored and opened as Casa-Museo Gabriel Miro in 2012. Exhibits donated by his family include the manuscript of the 1928 novel Años y Leguas (Years and Leagues), Miró’s love letter to the Alicante province.

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Source: The Guardian

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