© 2016, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. All rights reserved. The number of mining heritage tourism experiences in Spain has grown significantly in recent years, thereby contributing to reappraising a resource that has managed to create a small niche in an increasingly competitive tourism context. Simultaneously, the so-called “proximity tourism” has also been gaining acceptance, as it promotes the appreciation of heritage among local people. Based on the idea that both forms of tourism are complementary, this article attempts to identify the synergies between them. The article analyzes the specific case of the Salt Mountain Cultural Park in the old mining town of Cardona, Catalonia. Although with some nuances, the data and analysis show that Cardona has gained prominence in recent years in the sphere of heritage tourism and proximity tourism through the consolidation of its mining tourism offering.
|Journal||Documents d'Analisi Geografica|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Jan 2016|
- Local development
- Mining heritage
- Proximity tourism