Finisterre / Costa da Morte

Finisterre / Costa da Morte

€29 per person

This tour to Finisterre and the “Coast of Death” includes stops in; Ponte Maceira, Vilan Cape Lighthouse, Muxía, Lighthouse and town of Finisterre and in the Ézaro waterfall.

In this tour of the “Costa da Morte” the landscape is the true protagonist. It is a trip to a unique and charming area. To a land of mystery, legends and myths.

Our first stop will be at Ponte Maceira, a small town near Santiago de Compostela and an obligatory stop for pilgrims who continue their journey towards the “end of the world”. It is a charming little town where the protagonist is the 14th century bridge over the Tambre river. An enclave that surprises for the natural beauty of the environment as well as for a beautiful set of medieval mills.

We take our way and head towards the coast. There we will find one of the most spectacular lighthouses in Europe, the Vilan Cape Lighthouse. From the cliffs we can feel the wind and see the scene of great shipwrecks from the past. In the old lighthouse keepers’ house we can visit a small museum.

Across the bay is the next stop on our tour, Muxia. Possible end of this continuation of the Camino de Santiago. We will meet here with a beautiful Sanctuary at the foot of the Atlantic and with three stones considered sacred by the Galicians since always (we will tell you why).

Our next destination is Cape Fisterra (Finisterre). End of the world for Romans and Greeks. There we will visit what was believed to be the westernmost point in Europe, the Lighthouse and kilometer zero (Km 0) of the Camino de Santiago.

In the town of Fisterra we will stop for lunch and we will have free time to walk around the town and its fishing port.

On our way back to Santiago we will skirt the coast until we reach Ézaro. There we will see how the Xallas river falls into the sea forming a waterfall, the Ézaro waterfall, probably the most famous in Galicia.

  • Departure
    Santiago de Compostela and Monforte de Lemos
  • Departure Time
    09:00
  • Return Time
    18:00
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Ponte Maceira
Small town located near santiago de compostela, example of good conservation, and integration in the middle, Ponte Maceira has several buildings that make up a historical-artistic group of great relevance. : the large stone bridge of medieval origin known as "A Ponte Vella", historic buildings such as the mills and the Chapel of San Brais and a modern pazo of private ownership of the mid-twentieth century (Pazo de Baladrón)
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Finisterre (Fisterra)
Cape Finisterre, or Fisterra, is the place where the ancient Greeks and Romans placed the End of the World It is one of the most emblematic places in Galicia. which has given rise to all kinds of legends. , in which religious, maritime and pagan elements are intertwined. Many of those who venture on the Camino de Santiago decide to prolong their journey precisely to this place, which has always been considered a magical and mysterious place, covering the 98 kilometers that separate Santiago de Compostela from Finisterre. From the surroundings of the Fisterra Lighthouse we will observe impressive panoramic views of the Ria de Corcubión and the Costa de Carnota, on which the granite set of the O Pindo mountains stands out.
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Muxía
For many the road and the experience extends to the town of Muxía, located a little further north of Finisterre, a spectacular place with an important cultural heritage The history of the town of Muxía is linked to the Sanctuary of the Boat raised at the foot of the sea and the stones of its surroundings the Pedra de Abalar, the Piedra dos Cadrís, and the Piedra del Timón From the Sanctuary, a small path leads us to the summit of Mount Corpiño that offers magnificent views of the estuary and Cape Vilán, the beaches of Leis and Lago and Mount Facho
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Camariñas and Cape Vilán
Camariñas is a fishing village known for its gastronomy, the Lace of Bolillos and its extraordinary bay. In this villa we will stop to taste their traditional dishes We will visit El Faro Vilán located in Cabo Vilán (or Vilano). This lighthouse is one of the most spectacular in the country, located in one of the most dangerous stretches of the Costa da Morte. The 25-meter-high tower is built on an 80-meter rock, and it is the first lighthouse that operated with electricity throughout the Spanish coast. The natural enclave on which it sits is spectacular. In fact, Cabo Vilán was declared a National Site of National Interest in 1933 and today it has been declared a Natural Monument
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Vimianzo
Vimianzo is worth a visit for its castle, a fortress of medieval origin in perfect condition This small castle of the late Middle Ages is a great example of history, it also houses an interpretation center of the "Costa da Morte" and a museum of live crafts, where we can see the crafts of: linen artisans, basket makers, silversmiths, glassmakers, bulería olería and leather goods, with permanent exhibitions throughout the year.