Starting a Camino de Santiago journey is a unique adventure that challenges you physically and enriches you spiritually. Among the various Camino de Santiago Routes available, the Finisterre Camino holds a special place for its distinct direction and the unique opportunity it presents. But a question often arises among modern pilgrims: Can you walk the […]
The fishing town of Fisterra (Finisterre in Spanish) is located on the Atlantic Coast of Galicia, some 100km away from Santiago de Compostela. Cape Fisterra and its lighthouse, on a headland just outside the town, has been the final destination for pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago for many centuries, completing the Camino Finisterre. Fisterra:
The Finisterre Camino has had a magical appeal for pilgrims since medieval times. Having arrived in Santiago de Compostela after walking for many weeks across Europe, they would continue their journey on to Cape Fisterra. Cape Fisterra was once believed to be the last place on Earth, the edge of the known World, Finis Terrae.
We know the world is round. Science has proved this and space travel is a wonder of the modern age. Yet, even though there’s no tangible proof, people are constantly fascinated by the myths and legends of places. Whether it’s the appearance of a spooky white lady on the west coast of Ireland or the
Enjoy this Camino video of the Finisterre Way, the only Camino de Santiago route starting in Santiago de Compostela and taking pilgrims to the region known as Costa da Morte (the Coast of Death), in Galicia’s rugged Atlantic Coast. Camino Finisterre Video More information about this Camino Finisterre Video Pre-Christian communities worshipped the sun in Fisterra, believed
What is the Finisterrana? Many of you will be familiar with the ‘Compostela’, the pilgrim certificate you can obtain from the Pilgrims Office in Santiago de Compostela if you have walked a minimum of 100kms of the Camino de Santiago to the city or cycled at least the last 200kms. But did you know that
Author and freelance journalist Lizzie Enfield shares her experience walking the Camino de Fisterra with her daughter, six years after their first Camino trip together. Like many travellers on the Camino, I began my journey several years ago, in 2011, cycling a small stretch of the main route with my then 9 year old son.
Camino Culture: Muxia & Our Lady of the Boat The ‘Virgin of the Boat’ or ‘Our Lady of the Boat’ is the name of Muxia’s best-loved sanctuary, peacefully welcoming pilgrims at the very end of the Camino de Finisterre and Muxía route of the Camino de Santiago by the mighty waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The Fisterra and Muxía