Visited Alicante, Spain for the first time this summer. It was a pleasant surprise! Good food (Freiduria El Chipron), beach, shopping (Gallery 13) and site-seeing. Well worth visiting is MACA-Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante.
https://www.macba.cat/en/index Casa Batllo is one of three unusual buildings along Passeig de Gracia, together with Casa Amatller and Casa Lleo-Morera which make up the "Block of Discord". The house was originally built for a middle class family and in 1904 Gaudi was commissioned to refurbish the building. Casa Batllo reflects Gaudi's playful side and the strange and fantastic style he is known for. The building can generally be classed as Modernisme or Art Nouveau but it is