On the second day we’ll head to the coast of Camariñas, specifically to Camelle, home until quite recently to a German hermit popularly known as Man. The sun, the sea, the stones, and the wind were the materials he used to craft his work, today converted into a museum dedicated to his art.

We’ll continue our journey, visiting the small port of Arou before going on to the English cemetery, a monument raised on the site where 172 sailors perished in the shipwreck of the British vessel The Serpent, sunk on the Costa da Morte in 1890.

To learn more about the many shipwrecks that took place in these waters, we can visit the Interpretation Centre for Shipwrecks, Lighthouses and Maritime Signals, located at the Cabo Vilán Lighthouse. The area around the Cape is home to a wealth of birds, including sea crows, which spread their wings like solar panels to clean their plumage. If we wish to enjoy a different perspective of this cape, we can visit the scenic viewpoint of the Virxe do Monte Sanctuary.

In the afternoon we’ll go to the neighbouring municipality of Muxía, where we’ll visit the traditional conger eel drying sites, observing how the sun is used as a natural energy source. Nowadays they are only a vestige of what they used to be, but conger eel is still one of the most consumed fish in the local gastronomy. Visiting Muxía gives us the chance to walk among the magical rocks lying at the feet of the Virxe da Barca Sanctuary and immerse ourselves in the beliefs and rites that tie it to the Jacobean legend, searching for the stone boat in which the Virgin is said to have reached the coast.

The second stop will be the Monastery of San Xiao de Moraime, a jewel of Romanesque architecture and close to a Roman necropolis that gave rise to it. On the southern door we can see a map of the stars, a calendar that reinforces the theory that this was a meeting place for wizards and star gazers.
We´ll round off the day by going to Cape Touriñán to watch the sunset at the westernmost point of Spain.

It’s worthwhile stopping in the fishing village of Camariñas, where you can wander around its narrow streets and enjoy a relaxing stroll at the edge of the harbour. Also highly recommended is a visit to the Lace Museum, where tradition and avant-garde are combined, showcasing the fascinating work of the palilleiras (lace-makers).
Dates of interests
The last sunset on mainland Europe. From 24 March to 23 April and from 18 August to 19 September.
Camariñas lace exhibition. Easter. Camariñas. Classified as a Festival of Tourist Interest, the show offers fashion shows where tradition and modernity come together in the pursuit of a unique avant-garde design.
A Barca romería. Second Sunday in September (unless it falls on the 8th, in which case it would be moved to the following Sunday). Virxe da Barca Sanctuary. Muxía. This traditional romería, as old as the origins of the Sanctuary itself, is a celebration where homage is paid to the ancestral worship of the renowned healing stones of Abalar and Os Cadrís.

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