The network of spanish jewries: In praise of connecting and sharing heritage

Antonio Paolo Russo, Francesc Romagosa

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    Abstract

    This article presents the case study of the Network of Spanish Jewries (‘Red de Juderías de España’–Caminos de Sefarad) and discusses the implications of networking between heritage sites linked through thematic routes. Although the impact on the performances of the different sites can hardly be measured, the value of the Spanish Jewries is attributed especially to its potential to redress regional imbalances in tourism activity (one of the main concerns for Spanish tourism) and to be packaged as a more integral, economically viable, and enticing experience than stand-alone heritage-based products. Evidence from the case study gives rise to more general considerations on the value of heritage networks for a more sustainable tourist activity, knowledge-sharing, and coordination in management. The article also looks beyond tourism impacts to regional cohesion and economic development opportunities that could be reaped from the extension of the network across national borders. © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)141-156
    JournalJournal of Heritage Tourism
    Volume5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

    Keywords

    • Cultural tourism
    • Heritage networks
    • Heritage routes
    • Jewish heritage in Spain

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