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Estoa. Revista de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Cuenca

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QUEVEDO, Frank Ernesto Villarreal  and  AGUILERA, Lourdes Magalis Rizo. Recognition of the railway heritage in southeastern Cuba as a form of cultural expression. Theoretical-methodological approaches. Estoa [online]. 2023, vol.12, n.23, pp.191-210. ISSN 1390-9274.

The study of the railway heritage in southeastern Cuba aims at preserving its values. Its importance as a form of cultural expression highlights a region that constituted a favorable scenario for the development of constructive and productive activities related to the iron road since the second half of the 19th century. From the analysis of the theoretical foundations, bibliographic sources and previous studies, the main methodological approaches to the subject are approached. An approach based on the study of values, the definition of cultural meaning and the understanding of a changing historical environment is assumed; from the observation of the contextual reality and the definition of the different levels of evaluation. In this way, from the current complexity in which heritage is debated, it is possible to argue theoretical-methodological considerations that contribute to the processes of recognition of the railway heritage in the Cuban southeast.

Keywords : railway Heritage; recognition; cultural significance; territory; values.

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