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In The Photos of the Readers of La Vanguardia we can see these perspectives of Viveiro that come to stage the historical calm of this town in La Mariña Occidental Galicia.

Haste is not a good adviser in Viveiro, who invites the good taste of rest. And it is “historic” because it is a town with more than 900 years of history.

The place name “Vivero” comes from the Latin as Vivarium, which refers to land where trees and plants are grown or also a place where fish, molluscs or other animals are kept or raised in the water. Over the centuries, this Latin place name would have become: Vivario, Vivairo, Viveiro and Vivero.

However, there are other historians who believe that the Nursery does not come from Latin, but from Celtic languages. It would be a composition of the words Bi (mountain) and Ber (steep). In fact, the population is at the foot of some steep mountains, as can be seen in the photographs.

Viveiro invites you to get to know the monuments of the old walled enclosure up close, such as the Puerta de Carlos V, the Puerta da Vila or the Puerta do Valado, as well as the churches of Santa María and Santiago-San Francisco.

In Viveiro, the popular architecture stands out, with its houses with corridors, balconies and glazed galleries with reflections of the estuary, without forgetting its trade streets and its squares where you can find that historical calm of this Galician town.