Stops in detail
Excursion to Finisterre – 7 stops
The excursion begins
At 10:00 from our office, it is necessary to be 15 minutes before. Rúa das Casas Raís, 31 (3 minutes from the cathedral and next to Porta do Camiño, at the entrance to the old town, where the French way passes). The Pick-Up service (only in Santiago de Compostela) can be offered only by some hotels and always with prior notice (there are hotels to which by city laws the bus cannot go). If the hotels are not on the list, it is better to contact us to find out the possible possibility of the service. We also offer collection, if possible, by a person from our Staff.
One of the key points of the Jacobean route for pilgrims who, once they arrive in Santiago de Compostela, decide to continue on their way to the coast of Finisterre. Here we find an old bridge, built over the river Tambre. A beautiful place, obligatory on the Camino to Finisterre.
Sanctuary of Virxe da Barca
Stop of many pilgrims: The Sanctuary of Virxe da Barca, which faces the force of the ocean and where you can see the different and most famous stones of this place, full of legends about the arrival of the Apostle Santiago.
At this point you can see the famous “END OF THE WORLD” for the ancient Romans, which coincides with Cape Finisterre. Here is the Finisterre Lighthouse, Km 0 of the Camino a Finisterre, the view of the COSTA DA MORTE, etc. Perhaps because Cape Fisterra hides the true secret of the Costa da Morte: rugged landscapes and impressive beaches, some (sheltered by the cape) with calm waters and others with strong waves such as Mar de Fora, one of the wildest beaches in Galicia.
Finisterre Lighthouse (Faro de Fisterra)
It is very probably the most visited in Europe as well as the closest to America.
Built in 1853, 138 meters above sea level. Considered the cape of the end of the world “Finis Terrae”. For thousands of years it was thought that beyond it there was only a watery chasm in which the sun went out every night and through which one reached a region of darkness populated by sea monsters.
Stop for lunch right in the heart of the Finisterre town (the port). Here you can enjoy the local gastronomy with many restaurants at suitable prices.
Visit the Ézaro waterfall, a place of incredible beauty, located within mountains that hide many legends. It is the only waterfall in all of continental Europe that reaches directly into the ocean.
You will be taught something very typical of Galicia, something that belongs to the cultural heritage of Galicia: the Horreo. This stop allows you to see the longest granary in the world and admire its special structure.
Visit one of the towns on the Galician coast, where you can discover the rafts, the Food Market or there is free time to have a drink or walk along the beach!
It will end in:
Rúa das Casas Reais, 31, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain. In our office at 7:15 p.m., exactly at the Puerta del Camino (Porta do Camiño), at the entrance to the old town, where the French way passes.