SANTUARIO DA VIRXE DA BARCA E PEDRAS DA BARCA

Religious
6214
On the Way of St. James

Location

Parish: Muxía (Santa María)

Place: Muxía

Street: Punta da Barca

15124  Muxía - A Coruña

Coordinates:
43º 06' 42.9" N - 9º 13' 10.9" W

Description

Legend has it that when the Apostle Saint James - or Santiago as he is known in Spain - preached in Fisterra the Virgin Mary appeared to him in a stone boat guided by angels. As a testimony to this the boat became known as "pedra de abalar" and its sail "pedra dos cadrís", and is believed to cure rheumatism in anybody who passes below them.

The Ways of St. James

The Fistera-Muxía Camino
Arriba