Eventos religiosos como turismo de interés especial. Una experiencia española


  • Angeles Rubio Gil
  • Javier de Esteban Curiel



Palabras clave:

turismo religioso, eventos especiales, comunidad, desarrollo local, capital social, autenticidad


This paper contributes to the development of the theoretical understanding in the field of religious tourism management by considering the Pilgrimage of the Dew as an alternative paradigm of analysis, which has been constituted in a destination able to host a very large number of travellers (pil- grims), in a very short period of time (3 days), without damaging the environment, ecologic and social, due to the own anthropologic characteristics of this form of travelling that gives priority to the human experience more than the market consumption.  Thus, the model researched in this paper through the concept of “social capital” is opportune due to the confluence in the analysis of different social sciences (anthropology, economy and sociology) and from the theory and technique of tourism, concluding that the maintenance of the authenticity and sustainability of this form of religious tourism should be planned not on the basis of a real state model as currently, but on the unseasonality and a much better and regu- lated quality of the services provided.

Biografía del autor/a

Angeles Rubio Gil

Dr. Angeles Rubio Gil is Full Time Professor in Marketing Department of Rey Juan Carlos University. She has tourism research interests in the areas of tourism, sociology, anthropology and marketing

Javier de Esteban Curiel

Dr. Javier de Esteban Curiel is Full Time Professor in Marketing Department of Rey Juan Carlos University.  He has research interest in the areas of sociology, cultural tourism and marketing. Currently, his research is focused in the semiotic impacts of cultural tourism and its link with the urban environment.


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Cómo citar

Rubio Gil, A., & Curiel, J. de E. (2008). Eventos religiosos como turismo de interés especial. Una experiencia española. PASOS Revista De Turismo Y Patrimonio Cultural, 6(3), 419-433. https://doi.org/10.25145/j.pasos.2008.06.032