Acrylic Fridge Magnet with a Door of Cuban House
This fridge magnet is a very simple yet artistic one. The image on the magnet is a classic example of a picture that speaks louder than words. The door that is displayed on the souvenir is a very prominent feature of residential areas in Cuba most of which retain their shabbiness and tell stories of the years gone by. There is a delightful play of colors on the picture with red, yellow and burgundy, which make it a very aesthetic souvenir that is ideal for gifting to a dear friend. The acrylic finish on the magnet makes it stand out from other such takeaways.
The History Behind Cuba
Even though Cuba was freed after the Cuban Revolution, the rich culture and history left behind by its predecessors have added more and more character to this aging island. Dating back to fiver long centuries, Cuban authorities have done a good job to restore heritage sites and restore order to museums that are now visited by tourists all year round. The Spanish and British rulers have left behind more than just memories. The colonial architecture reflected in the buildings and monuments is a great pull to the people coming in.
Belonging to the same history are the louvered doors that are found in every other house on the island. It is important to note that the residential areas of Cuba themselves pose a historical sight to behold. Many districts of this island are now declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Tourism and Cuban Economy
Tourism is the second largest contributor to the Cuban economy. With an astounding $2.7 million in revenues in 2011, the sector has not only stirred development in Cuba; it has also helped the restoration of historical wonders that are not found elsewhere.