Los orígenes del turismo moderno en España
El nacimiento de un país turístico, 1900–1939

EDITED BY: Silex Universidad

Place of publication and date: Madrid, 2018.

Number of pages: 1006.

In the book: “The origins of modern tourism in Spain. The birth of a tourist country 1900-1939”, Rafael Vallejo and Carlos Larrinaga act as editors. The book is the result of the sharing and debate of the different contributions presented at the I Congress of the History of Tourism, held in Poio (Pontevedra), and is edited by Silex Universidad.

The work included in it responds to the title: "The architecture of the waters in the origin of tourism", deals with the tourist activity linked to water in its thermal and coastal aspects. The architecture of water is monitored in the period under study, establishing a background in the European context from the moment in which the use of water became popular, initially for curative purposes and early on with a tourist connotation, to focus on in the Spanish situation. At first, the use of thermal waters appears and the birth of spas and spa cities and later that of marine waters that, likewise, will generate their own architecture and will evolve as their popularity gains ground over thermal springs. Originally with a provisional character on the edge of the sea until its consolidation in a city with an architecture closer to the hotel facilities that were developed on the same date.