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Cabo Fisterra


Cabo Fisterra

The "finisterrae". Why would someone want to go to the end of the world?

Bono Iacobus...

The Bono Iacobus is a touristic service specifically designed for the St. James´ Way.

Bono Iacobus

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  • Marta Pomati...

    Marta Pomati...

    "This time, I'm walking along alone and I'm not well physically, which is why it's so hard for me to walk the Way..."

  • Roger Dubief and Lucie

    Roger Dubief and Lucie...

    "The Way of St. James is a special experience because of what we are, not what we do in life..."

  • David Kurten

    David Kurten...

    "When I walk four or five days, with only my backpack, I feel the peace and quiet of nature..."

  • Gabriela Ayestarán, Pilar Miranda and Andrea Torroba

    Gabriela Ayestarán, Pilar Miranda and Andrea Torroba

    "On the Way you learn a lot and it enables you to distance yourself from life forever. The atmosphere is incredible..."

  • Darvy Scott

    Darvy Scott

    "Walking the Way, I found an inner peace that comes out, and you realise you're completely in agreement with what you're doing..."

  • Adela González, Fernando Piedrafita and Fernandito

    Adela González, Fernando Piedrafita and Fernandito

    "When you get to Santiago, you are happy to have arrived, but you feel sorry because you've finished..."

  • Carlos Calafell Brucart and Carlos

    Carlos Calafell Brucart and Carlos

    "And the first time I did it, I realized what a person can do if you try..."

  • Joaquín Ibáñez

    Joaquín Ibáñez

    "I'm 60 years old, the fatigue takes its toll and my feet hurt, and maybe I'm a bit inconsistent, so I always intend to finish the Camino..."

  • Lidia Cuasés and Antonia Campos

    Lidia Cuasés and Antonia Campos

    "Antonia encouraged me, I got curious and came to see. My intention is to meditate, but it is not easy..."

  • Lola and Javier

    Lola and Javier

    "This time it was an opportunity to learn more about Lola. To live an experience on the edge, but of a certain harshness..."

  • David Domínguez

    David Domínguez

    "There are very hard times, too. Last year my bike broke down three times, and I was on the verge of walking away..."

  • Marie Danielle and Marie Pierre

    Marie Danielle and Marie Pierre

    "The Way is an experience of simplicity and joy, communion with nature and with all the faces or beings that live in my heart..."

St. James Way

St James Way Fisterra - Muxía

The journey to Santiago de Compostela, as either a pilgrim or tourist, is completed by a visit to Fisterra and Muxía, spots closely connected to the pilgrimage.


Its setting as being “the end of the earth”, is also an incentive to set off on the Way to Santiago, since all travellers always want to go that much further, to the end of the way. Thus the Roman historian Lucius Florus told of how the legionnaires of Rome watched in holy terror as the sun set over the ocean, when it reached the Finis Terrae, in the XII century BC. The Finis Terrae, Finisterre, or Fisterra as it is called in Galicia, became, from that time onwards, an obligatory spot to visit for all those who had taken part in the Saint James Way

The other is option is going on to Muxía, where the Sanctuary of Virxe da Barca must be visited. According to the tradition, the Virgin arrived here on a stone boat to encourage the Apostle in his preaching at these lands. And finally, the town of Fisterra, surrounding its central Plaza del Ara Solis, a nostalgic reminder of the altar raised by the Romans to worship the setting sun. The road leading to the end of the headland starts next to the Romanesque church of Santa María das Areas, where the sculpture of Santo Cristo da Barba Dourada, the source of numerous legends, is preserved. In the highest reaches of the mountain, there was a hermitage and some carved stones that gave the spot a sacred character. Today a lighthouse guides the incessant parade of ships along one of the busiest maritime stretches in the world. We are now no longer at the end of the world, but at the end of the Way to Santiago. All that remains is to return, to return to Santiago happy and satisfied.

Having completed the Way to Santiago is a medal that can always be worn with pride. If you have reached Fisterra, even more so.


My trip

A miña viaxe

Preparing the trip...

Stores all necessary information to organize your trip: museums, monuments, attractions, lodgings, restaurants...

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After the trip

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