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What is the Finisterrana?

caminoways-fisterra-certificateMany of you will be familiar with the ‘Compostela’, the certificate you can obtain from the Pilgrims Office in Santiago de Compostela if you have walked a minimum of 100kms of the Camino to the city or cycled at least the last 200kms. The same way you can request your Compostela certificate when you finish your Camino de Santiago you will also be able to request other Camino certificates if you decide to follow or continue walking to the towns of Fisterra and/or Muxía, along the Fisterra Way. Each town, both Fisterra and Muxía, has its own certificate.

If you walk to Fisterra, you can request the ‘Fisterrá’ or ‘Finisterrana’ certificate from the local hostel or town council, and if you walk to Muxía, you can request the ‘Muxiana’ certificate from the local tourist office. These certificates are written in Galician and signed by the town mayor.

Make sure you get your pilgrim passport stamped along the way!

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Marketing Manager Maria Golpe is from Viveiro, in the misty and beautiful northern coast of Galicia. She loves Santiago, where she studied Journalism at Santiago de Compostela University. She also loves good food, travel and all things arty crafty.
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4 Responses to “What is the Finisterrana?”


Hi Myrna, thank you for your question. Yes, you will be able to collect your pilgrim certificate when you reach Santiago de Compostela. You need to walk over 100kms to be eligible for your certificate and collect at least two stamps per day along the route. Kind regards, Lisa.

Myrna McRoberts

Please advise if I will be able to get a Camino certificate if I walk the Portuguese section between Porto and St. James.
Thank you



Hi Wayne, the best thing might be to contact the Tourist Office in Fisterra and check with them if it would be possible to request your Finisterrana from Ireland, their email is, let us know how you get on. We’ll email them as well to get some information. I hope this helps!

wayne clarke

I walked the fisterra way in august with the camino ways but did not realise i could have receved a finisteranna, Is there anyway of getting it now from ireland.

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