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Galician in Viveiro

O Recuncho

A top place for plates of local seafood favourites and a few meaty options. The paté de cabracho (scorpionfish pâté), steamed mussels, pulpo á feira and bonito (tuna-like fish) salad are all good. It's a fairly tigh…
Religious in Viveiro

Semana Santa

Viveiro stages the most elaborate Semana Santa celebrations in northern Spain. The tradition goes back to the 13th century, and today the town fills with processions and decorations throughout Holy Week, with over 1…
Galician in Viveiro

Restaurante Nito

Adjacent to Hotel Ego, overlooking Playa de Area, the Nito is one of the coast's finest eateries, serving up top-quality meat, fish and shellfish, and fine vistas.
Church in Viveiro

Igrexa de Santiago-San Francisco

This 14th-century church is one of Galicia's finest pieces of Gothic architecture. A few of the images from Viveiro's Semana Santa processions are on display in the adjoining cloister.
Galician in Viveiro

Mesón Imperial

The Imperial serves up good-value, decently prepared food in a cheerful ambience – the usual Galician restaurant gamut of fish, shellfish, meat, egg dishes and salads, plus a bit of pasta in this case. Tasty free pi…
Church in Viveiro

Igrexa de Santa María do Campo

Viveiro's oldest church, built in the 12th century, is a fine work of Romanesque architecture. Check out the bizarre Gruta de Lourdes behind it, festooned with wax limbs and dolls.
Music in Viveiro

Resurrection Fest

Up to 90,000 heavy metal, punk and hardcore fans descend on Viveiro for four days of headbanging.