Finisterre and Muxia

To the end of the world

 

In Roman times Finisterre was the end of the world as they knew it.  Finisterre in latin is finis terre the end of the earth. Fisterre is the name of the town and a popular destination for pilgrims who have finished the Camino and want to extend their journey by foot or bus. 

The end of the Camino is sometimes hard to deal with if you have been walking for weeks and arriving in Santiago may make you feel something is missing.  Travelling to Fisterre or Muxia is an excellent emotional and psycological end to your journey as it is a clear fact that you have gone as far west as you can and there is NO MORE land to walk on. 

There is something magical and emotional about watching the sunset over the ocean.  It is a time to be thankful for everything you have experienced on the Camino, about your arrival at the end of the world, say goodbye to your Camino life and get ready to start a new chapter in your life. 

Finisterre

Finisterre

  • 87 km from Santiago to Finisterre.
  • Walk in 4 stages.
  • Well marked
  • few amenities spaced further apart
  • less travelled on foot
  • Bus available from Santiago and major towns along the way.
  • Multiple restaurants and albergues in Finisterre.
  • Get your Fisterra from the Albergue Publico de Peregrinos (municipal albergue) for walking from Santiago to Finisterre. You DO NOT have to stay there. Or if they are not open at the Tourist Office of Fisterra, located  meters from the hostel at Praza de Constitucion #31.

Muxia

Muxia

  • 28.5 km walking from Finisterre to Muxia
  • 85.4 km walking from Muxia to Santiago
  • Well marked
  • few amenities spaced further apart
  • less travelled on foot
  • Bus available from Finisterre to Muxia
  • Bus available from Santiago to Muxia
  • Quaint fishing village
  • Multiple restaurants and albergues in Muxia.
  • Get your Muxiana certificate from the Bella Muxia for walking from Finisterre to Muxia. You DO NOT have to stay there but it is very lovely.
  • Dynamic ocean views and sunsets
  • church
  • virgen of the boat.
  • Buses to Muxia from Finisterre and Santiago are available but limited schedules.

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