What to see and do in FINISTERRE
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Things to do in Finisterre
If there is a place that stands out for its imposing beauty, that is Finisterre. Next, we bring you a series of plans what to do in Finistère and places to visit that you cannot miss. Take note of them all!
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The lighthouse and cape of Finisterre
Undoubtedly, the famous lighthouse of Finisterre is the main claim of this area that is loaded with history. A place that for the Romans represented the finis terrethat is, the end of the known world. Something that has led to what it is today: an area that has, above all, a great symbolic burden.
Visit the so-called Finistère lighthouse and go to the lighthouse located to the west of Europe, so you can also enjoy fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the entire coast that surrounds it.
In addition, without leaving this area you can find the so-called Mount Facho, where you can visit the Hermitage of San Guillermo and the Holy Stones.
Promenade and downtown area
Of course, it will also be worth going to the area of Fisterra promenade, to get close to the so-called Finisterrana fish market and its municipal market.
In addition, if you take a tour of the Ribiera promenade, you can reach its beach. So you will be in an area where you can enjoy countless restaurants and bars where you can taste fish and seafood.
Precisely in this area you will have the possibility to visit the monument to the Emigrant, the San Guillermo Chapel, the castle of San Carlos and the cemetery of César Portela, among other points.
San Carlos' castle
On the other hand, the so-called Castle of San Carlos is a place that dates from the eighteenth century to protect Fisterra of pirates coming ashore. It is currently the headquarters of the Museum of the Sea, a place where visitors can learn more about fishing.
The Way of Saint James
As many know, Finisterre is one of the final stops for many who will do the Camino de Santiago and travel to Santiago de Compostela. If you decide to go to the area you will find the so-called boot of the pilgrim at the top of the lighthouse. It represents the beginning of a new stage that is reached after burning all the material and having made the Camino de Santiago.
Nowadays, there are many pilgrims who extend the Way to visit the sanctuary of the Virgin of the Barca, which is located in Muxía, and also to go to see the Holy Christ of Finisterre, located in the Igrexa de Santa María das Areas.
The waterfall of Ézaro
About 25 kilometers to the east, you can visit the area of Fervenza do Ézaro. At this point, pilgrims can see one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Galicia. It is a place of great beauty and easy accessibility, so it is worth visiting it.
To get to this point you will have to park about 500 meters away, so you will leave behind a market. En este punto, tendréis la posibilidad de subir a una pasarela de madera que os llevará hacia la zona de la cascada para poder disfrutar de ella. Also, do not forget that just a few meters away is the so-called Miradoiro do Ézaro, from where you will see great views of the beach and Ézaro and Mount Pindo.
The Monte Pindo
The Monte Pindo is another of the points you cannot miss in Finisterre. Known under the nickname of the Celtic Olympus, it is a mountain that is about 600 meters high and is perfect for hiking and enjoying nature. It is located next to the beach of Carnota and offers great views of the area.