Remembering Old Madrid
This magnet souvenir from Spain looks like it could be a coin, and in that sense it appears refined yet evocative of old Madrid. If you have a special place in your heart for history, you may find that this magnet appeals to you in a contemplative level. It is quite citing considering that it is meant to represent the capital and largest city in the country.
It seems to represent a different time in Spain's history in which shows of power were much more important for those in charge. And much like to today it has been an economical powerhouse that has seen much of the world's wealth. It is a place for both sophisticated observance and affluence resulting from political power.
Madrid in Details
Sure enough, Madrid is one of the modern capitals of Europe that attracts travelers from all over the world. It is no wonder as it ranks third, after London and Berlin, with its more than 6.5 million inhabitants. The city is filled with attractions for the curious traveler. Art buffs should head to the Museo del Prado which houses artworks from Spanish painting masters including El Greco, Zurbaran, Goya, Rubens and El Bosco, and to Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia where the traveler can admire Picasso's artwork including the famous Guernica. If interested in recent artwork, Thyssen Bornemisza Museum is your best bet. If traveling with kids, head to Buen Retiro Park where they will have a great time. One nice activity is to rent a boat and navigate the artificial lake. A first time visitor to Madrid should't miss the Royal palace where the king and his family lives and spend some time at the adjoining park where he or she will find the tranquility he or she needs if interested in reading a book or chatting with some new friend. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.