A Matter of Sophistication
This magnet souvenir from Spain is very intriguing and its also sure to be a real treat for any guests you may have as they can explore the architecture involved. Anyone who has been to Cordoba is sure to be familiar with this famous tourist attractions and the way in which it dazzles the eyes is sure to appeal to anyone looking for a way to remember a trip to this historically significant place. One thing that makes this magnet interesting is the way in which it connotes power and culture. If you know your history, you may also appreciate the story behind it and can serve as a reminder of the sophistication the human race has been able to achieve.
Imagine the times when the Arabs ruled Spain, they were in Europe and they loved it, they admired the landscape and the sense of power that it created. It was no wonder that Abderraman III had a new city built near Cordoba which he called Medina Azahara, what translates as the brilliant city. The city was thought to replicate the domineering position of the Arabs, thus it was located on the top having the seemingly never ending plain at its foot. Even the interior of this city resembled the complicated social structure among its inhabitants, the palace is on the very top of the Morena Mountains, and the remaining buildings such as the House of the Visires, the guards quarters, the Rico Saloon, the gardens and the administrative offices, are on the slope until the traveler gets to the plain where the ordinary people lived. Due to the irregular geography, the construction demanded a complicated system of roads and an efficient hydraulic structure that provided fresh water to all the city. By all means, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.