'Vive Viver' offers you a quiet and relaxed tour. A marked path that will allow you to discover and learn in an active way the picturesque and rich heritage of the municipality of Viver. A brief tour, through which our common history represented in its buildings, monuments and streets, is permanently present in the unique and beautiful urban context that characterizes the town; where also the sound of water from its many fountains, and the friendly and cheerful treatment of its inhabitants, will attend the steps of the visitor.
The municipality of Viver is located in a privileged natural space. Its municipal district, is surrounded by the foothills of the mountains of the Iberian system (Javalambre), appears open to the Mediterranean sea through the winding channel of the river Palancia, main landform and spectacular natural space which dumped numerous streams and springs scattered throughout the territory. In addition, the municipality is located in the historical and ancient natural passage from the coast to inland, a strategic border point between the ancient kingdoms of Valencia and Aragon.
0   Plaza Mayor (Main Square)
The buildings that form this square, including the town hall, are very sober and stone used profusely in sockets, arches, corners, and brick lining. The windows are large, new thing at the time it was built, because until that date, the houses had small windows.
1   Virgen de Gracia Church
The documentation retained of the sixteenth century testifies that the church is dedicated to Santa Maria, and can be deduced from it, that the building had a very characteristic layout of the time, rectangular, single nave, not emerging cruise and chapels between buttresses. According to the inscription, made by historian Francisco Diago, in the year 1608 it was built attached to the facade of the imposing Mannerist bell tower with 25 m. tall, solid and good work of masonry; quadrangular with large basement, plus three well-defined bodies, including the bells body. At the end of the century, in 1694, the construction of the Baroque chapel of the Communion begins, finalizing works in 1705. In the nineteenth century the building of the parish is extended by the increase in population, developing the aisles and cruises.
Inside, articulating the elevation, the central nave has a Corinthian fluted pilasters on pedestals, large cornice with denticles, barrel vault and lunettes with windows for interior lighting. The intersection of the nave and transept is covered with a vaulted ceiling. Interesting covers preserved wall paintings of the eighteenth century, with scenes from the life of Mary, attributed to the painter Rafael Posades. It is worth noting an interesting museum collection, located in the basement of the chapel of the Communion, with pieces of jewelry, painting and sculpture. It is worthy to be mentioned the baptismal font of 1568.
2   Hermitage of St. Bárbara and Los Huertos Portal
According to consists in an inscription outside, the chapel was founded in 1606 by the priest Antonio Barrachina, born in Viver. Originally this rectangular building with solid walls of masonry ashlar stones in corners and cover and gabled roof, presented unique ship of three sections and main chapel. The widening of the street meant the loss of the first section, at the foot of the temple, so sober and elegant Mannerist facade, with semicircular arch, niche and oculus above, it is displaced to one side of the building.
After the Christian conquest of Islamic territory from the hands of King James I, it was consolidated an emerging urban space at the top of the current population. It located in a strategic way, took advantage of the abundant water springs, dominated the cornice of the Huron River gorge in the area of La Floresta, as well as the natural passage between the interior and the coast. Initially it should be a small group of houses grouped self-enclosed, with narrow, steep and winding streets, some dead end and gateways to the interior. A few meters, the site 'Los Huertos' and their environment, remind us that characteristic medieval town planning, which prevailed same organic growth, and defensive character , so typical of swords and spears times.
4   Acient Cube-winery
5   Carlist city wall
13  Ancient Hospital
In 1656 Gavalda bishop wrote in his visit the existence of a hospital in Viver. This, two years earlier, he was quoted in a document with the name of San Antonio. Its existence is documented since October 1628. In September 1872 one of the baptized in the parish of Viver, came the hospital of this town. The hospital still existed in 1913.
15  Asunción Fountain
Historian Francisco Diago was the instigator of the construction of this monument that commemorates the arrival of water to the municipality. It was built in 1608 and over the years has occupied different positions in the Constitution Square.
Its Baroque style is enhanced by its form of eucharistic chalice and topped by an image of the Assumption.
15  Old Town Hall
16  Church and Convent of Saint Francis of Paola
After the confiscation, by the Order of February 20, 1821 the convent of religious Minimum Viver closes. At first he was transferred to the State and to the City Council latter, it was destined to first lesson school, and later was used as a court and prison. During the last decades of the twentieth century it housed the offices Agrarian Chamber and the Civil Guard barracks. Uses and substantial transformations that eventually they were deteriorating. Today it is in process for reconstruction.
17  Rocha Palmera cube-winery
Throughout the centuries, from the Romans, the history of Viver has paralleled the wine, reaching its apotheosis in the second half of the nineteenth century early twentieth century, time when phylloxera (insect that attacks the grapevines) arrive in Viver (1915), causing an economic crisis and the gradual disappearance of the culture of growing grapes and making wine.
At productive or economic level, the botanist Cavanilles, says it is prodigious number of vineyards. This statement corroborates the importance of existing wine cubes in the municipality. This great wine production should be distributed, so the same Cavanilles tells us that a third of the population was engaged to transport, so the Wine activity was the great economic axis around which grew the village, supported by the the Camino Real (Royal Path).
20  La Floresta
La Floresta es un parque natural y urbano de 40.000 metros cuadrados de extensión, situado en el singular cauce del barranco Hurón a su paso por la población. La acción de las aguas y las características geológicas del terreno, donde predomina la piedra arenisca (tosca) han configurado este insólito y sobrecogedor paraje, casi mágico. Se trata de un enorme hueco excavado en el terreno, de altísimas paredes rocosas, cubierto de una variada y frondosa vegetación, y surcado por hermosos saltos y cascadas de agua.
Históricamente, La Floresta fue un lugar salvaje, casi inaccesible; a modo de enorme foso, constituía un elemento defensivo primordial de la población, donde se construyeron las casas colgadas al feraz desfiladero del Hurón, hecho que le confiere hoy a Viver un pintoresco perfil urbano y paisajístico.
Pero esto no fue siempre así, parece ser que este lugar esconde los restos de una singular instalación de la época romana, un vivero de peces de agua dulce. Tanta ha sido la influencia de este hecho en el lugar que el mismo topónimo del municipio deriva de esta singular actividad, quedando constancia de ello en el escudo histórico de la Villa con la representación de unos peces sobre unas líneas de agua.
Durante los últimos años el municipio de Viver se ha volcado en la adecuación de este espacio para el uso y disfrute público del mismo, hoy constituye un importante recurso natural, de ocio y educativo al alcance de todos los ciudadanos.