Finisterre - Costa da morte
This tour to Finisterre and the “Coast of Death” includes stops in; Ponte Maceira, Panoramic views of Carnota, Ézaro waterfall, Lighthouse and town of Finisterre, Muxía and Giant Tradicitonal Granary of Ozón.
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1Ponte MaceiraSmall 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)
2Viewpoint of CarnotaOne of the most beautiful views of the Carnota coast. Lira, Playa Carnota, Boca do Río, Monte Pindo and Cabo Fisterra, will be presented in front of us always embraced by the Atlantic.
3Ézaro WaterfallIn the last stretch of the course of the Xallas River, it runs through the foothills of Monte Pindo, until it ends up plunging into the sea from about 40 meters high in what we know as Cascada del Ézaro. A unique show in Europe.
4Finisterre (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 88 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.
5Finisterre VillageFamous fishing village. In the town of Finisterre we will have free time to enjoy Galician gastronomy, visit the fishing port and walk through its charming streets
6MuxíaFor 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
7Great HorreoOne of the largest barns on the Costa da Morte. The "Hórreo" of San Martiño de Ozón dates from the 16th century, making it the oldest of the giant Cabaceiros in Galicia. It is also located next to a Romanesque church where it has been worshiped since the 12th century and a small monastery now converted into a hostel for pilgrims.
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 will head towards the coast. On the way we will stop to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the coast of Carnota. Lira, Carnota Beach, Boca do Río, Mount Pindo and Cape Fisterra will be presented in front of us, always embraced by the Atlantic.
After that we will reach Ézaro, where the river Xallas falls into the sea forming a waterfall, the Ézaro waterfall, probably the most famous in Galicia and unique in Continental Europe.
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.
We will resume the itinerary and we arrive to 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).
On the way back to Santiago we will stop to visit one of the largest barns on the Costa da Morte. The “Hórreo” of San Martiño de Ozón dates from the 16th century, making it the oldest of the giant Cabaceiros in Galicia. It is also located next to a Romanesque church where it has been worshiped since the 12th century and a small monastery now converted into a hostel for pilgrims.