A visit to the historic sawmill of Valsaín, with a tour of 'The landscapes of water' closes today the IV Conference of Tourism and Industrial Heritage of Segovia that have been developed in the Casa de la Moneda, one of the best examples of industrial heritage of Segovia The conference has had a good response from citizens, who completed the fifty places that were offered, and even exceeded.
Different and varied have been the topics discussed in this meeting, from the linen culture, to the entrepreneurship of a woman in the rural environment. They have also been able to see examples from outside the province, such as Brihuega (Guadalajara), which has been able to promote and enhance its extensive lavender fields. The director of the Steel and Mining Museum of Castilla y León, Roberto Fernández, spoke about the conversion of the San Blas Ironworks into a museum, an example of good practices in the action on industrial heritage. Other subjects were the textile of Bejarano, as living heritage, and the electrification of MAS (Madrid-Ávila-Segovia), with the president of the Association of Friends of the Collado Villalba Railway.
The City of Segovia wanted to present examples of good management of industrial heritage that have served to revive the economy and tourism of different areas of the community. “We want to make visible the real possibility that exists to grant a function to patrimonial resources of the industrial field that currently do not have it. A disused cloth factory, for example, can become a very important tourist resource if it is musealized by telling the manufacturing process or the history of the factory, ”said the Councilor for Tourism, Claudia de Santos, in the presentation