Caminhos redescobertos : o potencial turístico das rotas do sul




The old routes, full of tangible and intangible reminiscences, are approached as patrimonial assets and potential tourist routes. An extensive net of routes, some of them built by the natives prior to the arrival of the Europeans, was found in Southern Brazil up to the Prata River. This information is based on historical contextualization and mapping. Several other routes originated from these first routes. We, willing to take advantage of their tourist potential, developed normative rules approaching the usage of these existing routes, according to the patrimonial, social and economic functions of tourism. These old routes could now be used by the so-called "Modern Pilgrims" (tourists) as a way of bringing about cultural integration. They search for contemplative tours, patrimonial authenticity, landscape sightseeing, learning, among other motivations. Therefore, we propose a possible method to identify and to inventory these routes. This method is based on a case study carried out at Viamão, a stretch of the Caminho das Tropas (Troop Routes), between the town of Lages - SC and the Paço Imperial de Santa Vitória, by the Pelotas River - SC/RS. That case study approached what is left over of its route and of the structures built along the riverside, that is to say, some farmhouses and other facilities. We highlighted some elements because they characterize the regional settlement and the forming of a cultural landscape, which are considered important tourist resources.


geografia cultural geography turismo cultural caminhos históricos - turismo caminho do viamão - turismo tourism

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