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Fisterra-Muxia epilogue

Fisterra-Muxia epilogue

This epilogue is a good way to end the Camino , reaching what was formerly known as the end of the world, Fisterra. We can also go to the beautiful coastal town of Muxia where the beautiful hermitage of Virgen de la Barca and the monument in memory of the Prestige are erected.

Steps

Today we may have a strange feeling, we arrived in Santiago and we continued ... wasn't this the end? But we still have, perhaps, the days that we will remember best from our pilgrimage. We leave behind the crowds at the end of the Camino and we get fully into a Camino calmer and open to recollection.

Today despite being a hard stage for its kilometers, we will enjoy one of the most beautiful of this epilogue. We will be able to enjoy the lush Galician forests for the end following the old granaries we arrive at our destination Olveiroa.

In today's stage we can decide if we want to go to Muxia or Fisterra. Both highly recommended. In this case we will go to Fisterra. The famous Costa da Morte awaits us with open arms. For those who want to extend this final a little longer, they can spend the night in Corcubión and thus extend this epilogue one more day.

If instead of Fisterra we want to reach Muxia first, we will walk with the rest of the pilgrims until we reach the Hospital where we will separate. In Muxia we can enjoy the true feeling of being in a fishing village that seems to be stopped in time. In addition to visiting the famous Virgen de la Barca and the traditional stone of Abalar.

Regardless of whether we do Fisterra - Muxia or Muxia - Fisterra, the path is a beautiful path that goes along the Costa da Morte where we can see from magical cliffs to hotels that were stopped in its construction. We have nothing left but to wish you Good Camino Ultreia!

Points of interest

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Ponte de Maceira

The Ponte Maceira is a village that is located in the parish of Portor, in the eastern part of the town hall of Negreira. It is a population that is crossed by the river Tambre.

In Puente Maceira, between the municipalities of Ames and Negreira, is the monumental complex formed by the primitive town, an old mill, dam, chapel, a modern pazo and the great ponte, built on the Tambre in the thirteenth century, taking advantage of the pillars from another previous Roman. It consists of five arches and two smaller ones.

Coton Coton

This medieval fortress underwent major renovations, which makes it difficult to define its medieval roots. It is worth highlighting the large fireplace and the stone gallery that can be seen from the main street, “Carreira de San Mauro”, an old Camino Real. This gallery connects the rooms of the Pazo with the Chapel of San Mauro by means of its triple stone archway. Inside you can see a dozen coats of arms of named families in Galicia. It is possible to access the Pazo during the Romanesque Fair held every year, located in the center of the town.
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Virgen de la Barca Sanctuary

According to local legends, the apostle James had been preaching the gospel in Hispania without apparent success and, demoralized, thought he gave up. At that time, while praying at the point where the temple stands today, a stone boat appeared in the sea and in it was Mary who comforted, encouraged and terminated her mission there, asking her to return to Jerusalem Later he left in the place the remains of the boat that are rocks with peculiar forms that are in front of the temple.

Fisterra Lighthouse

The tower is made of stonework and an octagonal base, 17 meters high with a cornice on which the balcony rests. The vault has a polygonal lantern. Its light, located 143 meters above sea level, achieves more than 23 nautical miles. The constant winter fog caused a siren to be added in 1888, the Vaca de Fisterra, to warn sailors of the existing danger. The fact that this point was the Finis Terrae for the ancients caused a series of legends to be born about it. Despite the existence of the lighthouse, the area was the scene of shipwrecks, as in 1870, when the Monitor Captain sank, carrying 482 people from its crew in the most mournful event on this coast.
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Km 0 marker

Famous milestone of the Km that marks distance 0. In its day Finisterre (Finis Terrae in Latin or Fisterra in Gallego) was known as the end of the world hence its name. The question for the pilgrim is: End or beginning of the Camino? Only the pilgrim can decide. The fact that this tip was the Finis Terrae for the ancients caused a series of legends to be born on it. Despite the existence of the lighthouse, the area was the scene of shipwrecks, as in 1870, when the Monitor Captain sank, carrying 482 people from its crew in the most fatal event on this coast.
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