A Distant Land
What people may notice from this magnet souvenir from Spain is the way in which it seems to resemble a photograph of a Spanish landscape. Therefore, this souvenir may appeal to those interested in something that represents Granada in a large scheme. Every time you check out this magnet, you may feel as though you are transported to a distant land that is quite different from the one that we are used to in our daily reality. People who haven't been there are also sure to appreciate the rendition depicted on this item as the town is accentuated by the surrounded mountain range.
The Alhambra in Detail
If visiting Granada, you can't miss the Alhambra. These magnificent palaces were built when the Muslims ruled Spain. In fact, they were almost leaving Europe as the Reconquista was gaining force and the Christians were assuming control of almost all the Iberian territory. For this reason, the Alhambra features some European influences and the connoisseur will recognize some Byzantine influences in its design.
The Alhambra was included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites and it is for good reason. Ancient poets called this complex of palaces a pearl set in emeralds because of the prevalence of green in this sophisticated construction. But not all was green as the gardens, which were carefully taken care by specialized gardeners, included a variety of colors from the oranges, roses and many other flowers that were planted. Gardens were key in Arab culture as they created an inspiring space for reflection and deep thought. Communion with nature played a central role when designing the Alhambra, thus it is no wonder that the whole complex plays beautifully with the nearby mountains. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.