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GARCIA, Jesús Raúl Navarro. Health and landscape: a contribution to the renew of rural lands (the case of Pozo Amargo, Cuenca Del Guadaira, España). Varia hist. [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.46, pp. 557-580. ISSN 0104-8775. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-87752011000200009.
Located in the polluted basin of Guadaira's river (Andalusia, Spain), the Pozo Amargo's spa is a good example of a rich architectonical heritage related to water that inhabitants have created over the last few centuries. This heritage has suffered a similar degradation to the river, but both the citizen's movement and the Administration's response have made possible the mitigation of both situations. Nowadays, the restoration of the former spa can be an exciting initiative that joins the environmental improvements and the landscape value of the Alto Guadaira's with the recovery of artistic and ethnographic heritage of this area. Moreover, it will make possible the launching of a pioneering experience of a landscape's project applied to touristic and health destinations that can generate wealth in the area.
Keywords : health; landscape; thermal spring.