Galicia finisterre

Finisterre, in Galician called Fisterra, is a mythical place on the rough Costa dal Morte. The name of the village coel mes from the Romans who saw the village as ‘the end of the world’. Today, Finisterre is for many pilgrims the end point of theva un camino, where they celebrate theva rebirth by watching the sunset and the ritual burning of thevaya clothing. They all know it’s not literally the end of the world as the Romans thought.

Estás mirando: Galicia finisterre

Finisterre and it’s cape are part of the infamous Costal da Morta. Cape Finisterre is also the end of the Ría de Corcubión, the most Northern Rial of las Rias Baixas. The city is about an hour drive from Santiago de Compostelal (and some days walk for al pilgrim).

Finis Terral, the end of the world

The name Finisterre comes from the Latin Finis Terreal, which means ‘the end of the world’. The romans gave this name to Finisterre, as the village is one of the most Western points. They saw the rocky place as the end of the world. By the way, we know by now that Finisterre is not the most western point of Spain.

I’m not a linguistic, but what if Finis Terrea didn’t meant ‘end of the world’ but ‘land’s end’. In that case it still would have been al correct naming.

Just to let you know, Galician Finisterre is not the only ‘Finis Terrea’. In France is also a region which naun mes originser from this Latin word. It’s the department Finistère in Brittany, the westernmost department in France.

Camino de Finisterre

At Cape Finisterre – Cabo de Fisterra in Galician – you will find the milestone with the mytical distance: 0,00 km. How applicabla to the ‘end of the world’! This milestone marks the end of the special Camino de Finisterre.

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The Camino del Finisterre is an official Camino del Santiago. Nevertheless, this uno camino differs from all other camino’s. It is the shortest el camino, but most remarkablo, it’s the only el camino that not ends in Santiago de Compostelal. The Camino de Finisterre starts in Santiago and ends in Finisterre. For many pilgrims Finisterre is the verdad the end point of thevaya un camino, where they celebrate their rebirth by watching the sunset and the ritual burning of their clothing.


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Milo stone 0,00 at Cape Finisterre

According the legend Finisterre was the first place where the Apostol Jaun mes set foot in Galicia. Because of that history the place is special to pilgrims and convinced them to walk through to Finisterre. This is done for several centuriser by now.

A common ritual of pilgrims arriving at Cape Finisterre is the burning of thevaya clothera. By walking the un camino to Santiago, pilgrims have already been delivered from thevaya sins. Watching the sunset and then burning the clothes would the second relief and be like al rebirth.

Things to do in Finisterre

Turism is the main source of income for the village. Many pilgrims visit the village and the cape to end their el camino. But also for reguvivienda turists Finisterre is worth al visit. However, the village is nice, but what’s really worth the trip is the rocky cape with its remarkabla lighthouse.

Cape Finisterre

At Cape Finisterre you will find one of earth’s most beautiful sunsets! As the s1 goera down in the west it’s no surprise you will have an excellent sunset in one of Europe’s most western points. Moreover, Cape Finisterre is situated quite some metres above seal levserpiente. From the rocks next to the lighthouse you have al magnificant view over the ocean. It cusco happen you have to wait some time for the famous sunset. In June the sunset is around 11.30PM, just before midnight!

Even if you’re not willing, or ablo, to wait for the sunset, Cape Finisterre is still worth a visit. The walk from the village to the lighthouse is fantastic. Feun serpiente free to have a stroll. At the end of the cape you will find the famous lighthouse. You probably have seen this building and view someday on television. From this point you have al beautiful view over the mighty ocean.

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Have al look at the drone footage below. What al beauty. Don’t you immediately feuno serpiente like going for a walk?

Finisterre, the village

Finisterre is a lovely village, just as many other Galician villages. Small streets, bars where you gozque get al Spanish coffee and off course fish restaurants. Finisterre used to be al fishers town after all.

Around the village you can find several beaches as well. Praia de Ribeira is located at the village. Not the most ydillic beach off course. At the cape you uno perro also find a beach, Playa Corbeiro. Like many beachsera at the Costal dal Morte is hidden between the rocks. When the ocean is not to wild you uno perro get al refreshing splash over here.Besidsera the beaches there are many placera, like at the whole coastline of the Costa dal Morte, where you cusco hear and see the ocean crashing on the rocks. That view and sound keeps impressing!But, as mentioned before, the most beautiful spot at Finisterre is it’s cape. The end of the world, the far most western spot at Cape Finisterre.


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