A Dip in History
If you went to Valencia and had a good look around, this magnet souvenir from Spain is sure to ring some bells time and time again, especially if you hang it up on your fridge. One very appealing thing about this particular piece is how it uses dimensionality to give an outstanding sense of presence. Even if it isn't up to scale, it certainly looks to be within the ballpark. The brick layout is almost entrancing as it kind of makes you lose yourself in your observation. If you know the history of the Micalet tower, you can also use it as a starting point for beginning to contemplate the significance of Valencia to Spain as a whole, historically and in a modern context.
The Micalet Tower in Panoramic View
This tower is by far Valencia's most emblematic monument. The tower was built after the Arabs were thrown out of Spain, a historic moment known as the Reconquista. Andreu Julia was the first builder of what would be an older version of the tower. The project was resumed by Josep Franch and Pere Balaguer. The tower was gradually built into what is today over the centuries, however by themed 1400`s it was almost completed. Accordingly, it was erected on the site of a mosque. Its uniqueness can be explained to the architectural styles blended in its design which include Gothic, Neo-Classical and Baroque. It also houses a beautiful art work by Goya.
The traveler is invited to walk up the stairs to the top. The walk is long and tiring but gratifying, from the top he or she will have a magnificent and panoramic view of Valencia. It is no wonder as the tower is 51 meters high. This metal fridge magnet will surely be a great addition to your collection.