Apuntes: Revista de Estudios sobre Patrimonio Cultural - Journal of Cultural Heritage Studies
Print version ISSN 1657-9763
LOPEZ SEGRERA, Yaumara. The Conservation of the coffee heritage in the Southeast of Cuba: The Plan of Integral Handling of an Archaeological Landscape. Apuntes [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.2, pp. 172-183. ISSN 1657-9763.
As consequence of a speedly process of coffee plantation, setting up together with the arriving of the immigration of french colonists from Saint-Dominge during the last decenial of seventeenth century and the begining of nineteenth century, the mountainous territory next to Santiago de Cuba brought about some transformations according to the distribution and profit of the disposable lands for agricultura. This enterprise, which is a reflect of a weel combined characteristic between nature and culture has been recognized by UNESCO when was included on the World List of Patrimony as archeological landscape because of its excepcional values. The proposal of conservation of patrimonial good start on the point of view considering an strategy of a permanent development of the territory designed through the Integral Plan of Management of archeological landscape corresponding to the First Coffee Plantations of South-east of Cuba. This will permit a positive economic motivation of activities which have been poorly used or without improving and in this way the people settled on this territory can be included on the project of natural and cultural patrimony, living to the members of the community an enlargement of the quality of their spiritual and material life.
Keywords : Industrial Patrimony; Cultural Archeological Landscape; Coffee Landed Property; Territory; Integral Plan of Management; Santiago de Cuba.