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 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 pilgrim certificates if you decide to follow or continue walking or cycling to the towns of Fisterra and Muxía, along the Camino de Fisterra. Each town, both Fisterra and Muxía, has its own pilgrim certificate.

If you walk to Fisterra, you can request the ‘Fisterrá’ or ‘Finisterrana’ certificate from the local pilgrim hostel, and if you walk to Muxía, you can request the ‘Muxiana’ certificate from the Casa da Cultura (local Arts Hall). These certificates are written in Galician and signed by the town mayor.


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

For more information about the Camino de Fisterra e Muxia or to book your trip, contact our travel specialists



  1. By Maria

    Hi Vera, you can get your Finisterrana certificate in Fisterra and Muxiana in Muxia. You can’t get the Compostela unless you start from Muxia and finish in Santiago. I hope this helps!

  2. By Vera. Rey

    Do I get the certificate n my shell emblem with this walk from Santiago de compostela to Finisterre then to Muxía?

  3. By Maria

    Dear Maria, thank you for getting in touch, we have a few routes in our ‘easy walking’ collection, see here: https://caminoways.com/travelcollections/easywalking. They are self-guided tours designed to cover less distance per day so they are more manageable (on average 8-10 miles per day). Have a look and let us know if you’d need any assistance, our team is always happy to help. Kind regards.

  4. By Maria

    I would like to do Camino a Santiago, could you recommend the easy one. Thanks

  5. By Lisa

    Hi Silvia, yes you will be able to collect your pilgrim certificate in Muxia. Please see here – https://caminoways.com/what-is-the-finisterrana Our travel team should be able to advise you if you reach out to them at info@caminoways.com Good luck on your journey. Buen Camino!

  6. By Silvia

    I am doing walk only from Santiago to Muxia. Can I still obtain camino certificate?
    Does anyone know, please?

  7. By Maria

    Dear Jakki, thank you for getting in touch. Walking the Camino from Santiago to Finisterre would take 4 walking days; 5/6 if you’d like to walk all the way to Muxia. See more details here: https://caminoways.com/ways/finisterre-way-camino-fisterra/camino-finisterre-way Let us know if you need anything else. Kindest regards. Maria

  8. By Jakki

    How long does this section of Camino take?

  9. By Lisa

    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.

  10. By 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


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