Viveiro

ViveiroThe medieval town of Viveiro, situated on the largest estuary in Galicia, is often referred to as the small "Coruņa" because of its houses with glass fronted galleries. Its old quarter is still one of the most beautiful in Galicia and the three "gateways" into the old town are still preserved. There is plenty to see including the outstanding 12th century church of Santa Maria do Campo and if you happen to come at Easter there is one of the best candlelit processions in Spain. Nearby is the fishing port and marine harbour of Celeiro where you can take a boat trip round the bay and the long sandy beach at Covas will not disappoint. An old fashioned sort of town, but very lively in the summer, with some very good little shops - great for shoe shopping!, a colourful weekly market and plenty of bars to sample all sorts of tapas and restaurants to enjoy the delicious seafood. Just up the river in the forest of Chavin are the largest eucalyptus trees in Europe - a sight to be seen! and in nearby O Naseiro one of the most attractive processions in Spain is held at the end of August. Plenty to do and see for all ages!