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Today the picture is to show this park bench at Parque del Retiro, is an example of the art tile art inherited from the Arabic stay for eight centuries in the peninsula, we will send you some basic information about this beautiful art:

The word tile (azulejo) from Arabic az-zulaiy (polished stone) refers to a piece of ceramic thin, usually square, in which one side is glazed, the result of the firing of a substance based enamel that becomes impermeable and bright. This face may be monochromatic or polychromatic, smooth or embossed. The tile is often used in large quantities as a partner in the architecture of Coating interior surfaces or exterior decoration or as isolated.

The themes range from tales of historical, mythological scenes, religious iconography and a wide range of decorative elements (geometrical, plant etc) used in walls, floors and ceilings of palaces, gardens, religious buildings (churches, monasteries) rooms and public.

Each with different characteristics, this material became a construction disclosed in different countries. Tile to transcend more than just a decorative little intrinsic value. This material is used by conventional low cost, by their ability to enhance a building so aesthetically practical. But refracts the addition of light, the repertoire of the artist's imagination. Currently, they are looking more for his feature waterproof tile by its decorative value, being widely used in kitchens, bathrooms and other water areas.

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