CULTURALEZA Cultural Management and Dynamization of the Heritage

Culturaleza is a S.C.A. located in the heart of the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Natural Park, in Cortegana (Huelva). It is a cooperative active in the Cultural Management and Dynamization of the Heritage, which also carries out many activities related to Active and Environmental Tourism. We manage the Municipal Camping in Cortegana (Camping Ribera del Chanza) , where we also have our offices. The cooperative has been working for 5 years now and it counts three members plus two employees, one full time and one part-time
Tourism Attractiveness 
Preserve and develop cultural and industrial heritage is one of our main objectives Environmental and Leisure activities addressed to both families and schools are regularly carried out in our place all along the year. Here are some examples: • TRAILS WITH SENSE: Hiking trails in the nature, in which a native character of the area explains the traditional forms of life in this area, as well as the main ecosystems. This activity is accompanied by workshops and funny activities related to our cultural and natural heritage. Last year we welcomed 500 participants in these activities. • CAMPERS MEETING: Once a month we schedule campers meetings, each time with a different theme related to the environment, the traditions and the culture of this area. During these meetings we organize activities for adults, children and families. We have 90 participants per month. • DRAMATISED VISITS TO THE CORTEGANA CASTLE: In Cortegana we have the best preserved Castle in the province and there we propose a dramatization based on a tour through the rooms of the building accompanied by entertaining characters showing the historical reality of the castle in a funny way, accompanied with live music. We have 40 participants per month.
How we promote cooperatives’ values and culture 
We take care of the personal contact with those who participate in our activities and try to make them feel part of a big family. We try to respect ourselves and the surrounding environment, which includes people, nature, traditions and culture. We try to respect different points of view and make decisions through consensus.
Mother tongue 
Spanish
Languages spoken 
English, French
Availability for visits 
on a daily basis
Transports 
Bus
Car (good road connection)
Other facilities 
coffee bar
exhibition areas
recreation and entertainment facilities
sport facilities
Environmental Education Centre
Facilities for Disabled people 
ramps for wheelchairs
toilet facilities
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