After the journey, continue your way by land to the finish line, Santiago de Compostela. There are two options to follow in the footsteps of those who, for centuries, arrived by sea from all the ports of Europe. Remember to do the last kilometres on foot and go to the Pilgrim's Office (Oficina del Peregrino Rúa Carretas, 33) to request your Nautical Pilgrimage Certification.
- From Portosín, we approach Noia. The town, formerly under the jurisdiction of the Archbishopric of Santiago, used to be Portus Apostoli, the port of Compostela. There is lots of information regarding this, as it is known that since ancient times pilgrims disembarked in various ports along the estuary or that there were hospitals to receive them as well as ordinances to guarantee their rights. From Portosín, which bears witness to the Portus Apostoli, we pass through the town of Noia, with its peculiar guild ribbons that identify professions of the deceased. Further on, Toxosoutos is a beautiful place that houses the remains of the old monastery. They are good excuses to take a break at Santa María de Urdilde or, in Bertramiráns, on the banks of the Sar in the Val de Amaía. And we arrive in Compostela.
- From Cabo de Cruz (Boiro), you can continue on land or go up the river Ulla to Padrón or Pontecesures and continue on land along the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla Route. According to tradition, it is the Translatio route: the body of the Apostle was taken here, coming from the port of Jaffa, in Palestine after his martyrdom. The Codex Calixtino itself makes reference to this and, to commemorate it, every summer there is a maritime-river procession that, from the ports of the Ría de Arousa, goes up the river Ulla to Padrón. In the Ría de Arousa itself, we are tempted by the beauty of its islands (Ons, Sálvora, A Toxa and Arousa) as well as by the entrance to the river Ulla through the Torres de Oeste, in Catoira. We land in Cabo de Cruz, and pass through Boiro and two important centres such as Rianxo and Padrón. It is the land of corn, which houses several of the most prominent hórreos (granaries) in Galicia. From O Milladoiro we can already see Compostela.