Viveiro and the north coast of Spain

Regarding the tourism industry in Spain, northern Spain, especially Galicia especially have been very much a hidden treasure and hidden within lies a treasure more specifically called Viveiro. Of all the autonomous regions of Spain Galicia is considered the most remote and therein lies the charm of Viveiro hidden desire to be discovered. Galicia has always been regarded as a poor rural region, whose economy is dependent on agriculture and fishing and did not lend itself to modernize and yet insofar as tourism is concerned it is this constant contact with the past that gives the region its appeal and charm.

Galicians are very proud of their culture and their language and their Celtic heritage is what makes them unique (they feel) within modern day Spain. Galicia always seemed to be an area very closed and inward being fiercely resistant to any formal external invasion and in many ways this degree of isolation was very much dependent on the geographic location of the region. In what was a mountain to climb slowly but surely Galicia is now trying to manage successfully the twin track of its regional lifestyle with a much more modern society and thankfully this appears to have had very positive results field of tourism with little sign of negative effects ..

Viveiro can be found on the northern coast of Galicia and Northern Spain, almost mid-way between Ribadeo and seaport (and birthplace of Francisco Franco Bahamonde better known there under General Franco) of Ferrol. It is on the part of the northern coast of Galicia known as the Rias Altas which is not as overdeveloped as the more developed and possibly better known western shores of Galicia, the Rias Baixas. The Rias are slightly gentler forms more flexible and coastal scenery of the Norwegian fjords, but the principle is much the same thing? Entries Rias Altas are deep and make the almost perfect natural harbor and still almost perfect (if not very cold at times that you have to remember is that the North Atlantic Ocean here) points for swimming .

All stops on this stretch of beautiful coastline, Viveiro is perhaps the best and most interesting. Viveiro is a curious place, right at the tail of the Ria particular, it is not uncommon to see small boats stranded on mud flats at low tide. Viveiro is a busy place in summer and it is not unusual to see a steady stream of tourists and holiday makers passing through. In winter, however, is another story and was described as a strangely dead. However, as they say, I guess that's what it boils down to "floats your boat" with respect to what attracts you what you're interested in that sometimes there is a degree of attractiveness of being able to go somewhere that is quiet and unspoiled.

After the tourist season, Viveiro can be that place. The time of year that perhaps Viveiro is the best known is Easter. Viveiro has an Easter Festival which is quite a serious event that culminates with a candlelit procession throughout the town enacting the "Stations of the Cross." If you happen to be in Viveiro at this time of year, then this festival and possession can be quite a moving event.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your experience Abdul. Nice Blog

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Spanish Bonanza said...

Viveiro is a busy place in summer and it is not unusual to see a steady stream of tourists and holiday makers passing through.

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