Cape Fisterra is a place of legends in western Europe, the end of the world according to the Romans and the final destination for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. At the head of the cape is a 240-metre high mountain called O Facho. This name refers to signals made to boats in former times from high, visible locations, such as the Casa do Facho, an ancient building whose remains can still be seen today.
From Monte do Facho the immense Atlantic ocean dwarfs Cape Fisterra and the lighthouse out on the promontory, facing the sea. Due to its coastal location, the vegetation here is reduced to scrubland and the occasional pine stoically resisting the buffeting of the winds.