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Revista da Faculdade de Letras : Geografia
O Porto, os planos municipais e o turismo
AbstractThe conquest of urban space by tourism has been noticed in cities of great dimensions such as Paris, London, Rome or Lisbon. However, other minor cities like Oporto or Coimbra are attempting to attract and develop their tourist potentialities, namely, by using riverside spaces, which have been proving to be successful in the development of areas devoted predominantly to tourism. With the aim of achieving the objectives already mentioned, we divided our work in three parts. In the first one we make an ontological analysis of the different phases of tourism in Portugal in order to find a link with the municipal plans of the city, which will be the theme fostered in the second part of this study. Although not original because there are many works related to Portuguese tourism, the management of this work pretends to allow us an understanding of the political, social and economic background of the different epochs (since the beginning of the century) with the implementation of the several municipal plans and respective concretisations. Therefore, it will be an attempt for the explanation of many proposals that were imposed in a municipal level under national legislation. The second part is essentially devoted to the analysis of the Municipal Plans that the city experienced in this century, where the most important aspects that provoked an impact in urban recreation and tourism are emphasised. The importance of several plans that contributed for the valorisation of the city, by both the gentrification of the patrimonial heritage and the creation of recreation areas (gardens, boulevards, viewing points, sports' pitches, etc.), should be stressed. Finally, in the third part, we proposed the study of the concretisation of a Municipal Plan promoting the gentrification of the Historic Centre of the city (Ribeira/Barredo).
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