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PASOS. Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural 2010, 8 4

Autor: Héctor M. Conesa

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/


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Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural ISSN: 1695-7121 info@pasosonline.org Universidad de La Laguna España Conesa, Héctor M. The difficulties in the development of mining tourism projects: the case of La Unión Mining District (SE Spain) PASOS.
Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural, vol.
8, núm.
4, octubre, 2010, pp.
653-660 Universidad de La Laguna El Sauzal (Tenerife), España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=88115181018 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Vol.
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2010 www.pasosonline.org Notas de investigación The difficulties in the development of mining tourism projects: the case of La Unión Mining District (SE Spain) Héctor M.Conesai Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems (Switzerland) Abstract: Mine sites are atypical industrial sites because they encompass not only economic but also landscape and anthropologic components.
The need of developing new economic opportunities in areas, where a “mining monoculture” was the economic backbone, has resulted in the re-interpretation of mining activity from a cultural viewpoint.
Some traditional mining towns from both, recent and ancient times, have forgone mining activity and have become new tourist attractions sites.
However, the process of developing tourism in these zones is not easy and necessarily incorporates social, economic and environmental requirements.
This paper describes the constraints, possibilities and efforts that meet in the former mining town of La Unión, Southeast Spain.
It will be investigated in a critic point of view the current projects that, though in low number, try to preserve the identity and history of the town while generating relatively significant economic incomes. Keyword...





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