A Matter of History
If you are a history buff this isn't a bad plate to get if you would like a good reminder of the engineering capabilities of the Spain of old. You simply can't help but be impressed with the various example represented in this plate. They are so intricate and made with a constitutional soundness that is nothing short of magnificent. The symmetrical elements incorporated in this souvenir from Spain also give it a certain aesthetically satisfaction as you can admire it on a very basal visual level. The use of color also appeals to this kind of aesthetic simplicity with the way in which it uses somewhat unassuming or indistinct colors.
Toledo in Details
Toledo stands out in the Spanish cultural and historical landscape as it blends the three roots of this country´s heritage: the Catholic, the Arabic and Jewish traditions. Toledo has been historically important which has been demonstrated by it being the capital of the Spanish empire. Also, some of Spain´s most renowned authors and artists, such as the great Garcilazo de la Vega and El Greco, were born in this city. Toledo has been called the great cultural city, especially during and after the reign of Alfonso el Sabio, who devoted his rule to the development of the sciences and the arts. One of Toledo´s great achievements for humanity was the School of Translators, an entity responsible for translating the best works in sciences, philosophy and art of the time. This city includes come great monuments and buildings that the curious traveler needs to visit. Some of these include the Cathedral of Toledo, the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, the Puerta de Bisagra, the ruins of the Roman circus, the Puerta del Sol and the Museum Santa Cruz. This plate makes a great piece to add to your collection of souvenirs from Spain.