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Cape Finisterre

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From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte Excursion

1. From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte Excursion

After getting picked up from your hotel in Santiago de Compostela, begin your journey along the Galician coast. Your first stop will be at a traditional Galician village. Here, head to the top of a Roman bridge where you can admire breathtaking views of the river. Next, head to Muxia Lighthouse, where you can visit the famous sanctuary and head to the top of the lighthouse for a unique coastal experience. Continue your tour with a visit to the region's most important lighthouse, Finisterre. From atop of this picturesque lighthouse, admire panoramic views of what was considered by the Roman's to be the end of the earth. Break for lunch in the town of Finisterre before heading to the Ezaro Waterfall, the only waterfall that arrives directly into the ocean. Later, head to Carnota, where you can see the largest horréo, an old granary suspended by pillars, in existence. Finally, head to the village of Muros, a traditional coastal village. Enjoy some free time for a coffee or stroll around the main square before heading back to Santiago.

Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte

2. Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte

Begin the tour with a visit to Ponte Maceira, a charming little town that is an obligatory stop for pilgrims who travel on their journey towards the “end of the world”. Admire its 14th-century bridge over the Tambre river and see the picturesque sets of medieval mills. Next, head towards the coast and enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the coast of Carnota. Drive by the beautiful coastal landmarks of Lira, Carnota Beach, Boca do Río, Mount Pindo, and Cape Fisterra. After, arrive at 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. Continue to Cape Fisterra (Finisterre) once believed to be the westernmost point in Europe, where the lighthouse and kilometer zero (Km 0) of the Camino de Santiago is located. Here, eat lunch and get free time to walk around the town and its fishing port. Resume the itinerary and head to Muxia where you will be met here with a beautiful Sanctuary at the foot of the Atlantic and with three stones considered sacred by the Galicians. On the way back to Santiago, explore one of the largest barns on the Costa da Morte. The “Hórreo” of San Martiño de Ozón dates from the 16th century and is located next to a 12th-century Romanesque church and a small monastery now converted into a hostel for pilgrims.

From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia, & Costa da Morte Day Trip

3. From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia, & Costa da Morte Day Trip

Departing from Plaza Galicia at 9:00 AM, head to Pontemaceira, a medieval bridge on the way to Finisterre. Arrive at Cape Finisterre, the end of the Camino de Santiago. Enjoy lunch in the town of Finisterre, known for its delicious seafood and visit the Finisterre Lighthouse. After lunch, continue to Ézaro Village to see its beautiful waterfall and river Xallas before going to Carnota. In this small town, learn from your guide about the horreo, a typical construction in the area. On the Coast of Death, discover leftover shipwrecks while hearing about the land of legends, inhabited by Celts who left countless stories wrapped in mystery. End the tour at 06:30 pm back at the starting point.

From A Coruña: Costa da Morte & Cape Finisterre Day Tour

4. From A Coruña: Costa da Morte & Cape Finisterre Day Tour

Tour Costa da Morte and Cape Finisterre on this day trip from Coruña. Follow a route storied with lighthouses, shipwrecks, and legends. Learn about the region's history and be charmed by the Galician coast. Depart from A Coruña and head to one of the most special places on Costa da Morte, Cabo Vilan. Listen to your guide as they talk about the lighthouse's mystical traits characterized by its steep cape and the shipwrecks that have taken place there. Afterward, head to the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Barca in Muxía. This sanctuary is intimately linked with Galician culture, the sailors and people of the sea, as well as the Celts. Spend time getting to know the sanctuary as you tour its grounds. From Virgen de la Barca continue on to Finisterre, also referred to as the end of the world. See why the Celts, Romans, and pilgrims came to this place for thousands of years. Hear its legends, stories, and naval battles before breaking for lunch. Go into the town of Finisterre to enjoy the local cuisine at one of its various restaurants. After lunch, head to Ézaro Waterfall, a place of natural, scenic beauty. As your last stop on this day trip, visit one of the most characteristic monuments of Galicia, the Horreo de Carnota, and learn more about Galician culture.

From Santiago de Compostela: La Coruña and Betanzos

5. From Santiago de Compostela: La Coruña and Betanzos

At 9:30 AM you will depart from the Plaza de Galicia, in Santiago de Compostela. After an approximate journey of 60 minutes, you will arrive in the city of La Coruña. First, visit the Tower of Hercules, the oldest lighthouse of Roman origin in the world, and its surroundings. Those who want to can go up to its viewpoint and enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Later, you will go on a walking tour through La Coruña, discovering the monuments and streets that surround the central Plaza de María Pita, including the Church of San Jorge, the Church of Santiago, the Mirador, Jardin de San Carlos, and Riazor Beach. After your walking tour though La Coruña, visit Betanzos, a Medieval settlement. Here you'll enjoy a second walking tour and try the best Spanish omelet.

Galicia: Camino dos Faros Guided Hiking Tour

6. Galicia: Camino dos Faros Guided Hiking Tour

O Camiño dos Faros is a 200-kilometre hiking trail that connects Malpica with Finisterre by the edge of the sea. A road that has the sea as the main protagonist and that passes through all the lighthouses and main points of interest of this Costa da Morte. A Camiño dos Faros that runs through many different landscapes, always facing the sea and facing west. Lighthouses, beaches, dunes, rivers, cliffs, forests, estuaries with a large number of birds, granite seas, forts, dolmens, fishing villages, viewpoints of the sea that breaks in all possible ways, sunsets... and a lot of magic. A hiking route like few others, which will take the walker to a world of unique sensations that can only be enjoyed on this Costa da Morte The road is divided into 8 stages that would be the following: 1ª : Malpica-Niñóns (21,3 Km) 2ª: Niñóns-Ponteceso (27,1 Km 3ª: Ponteceso-Laxe (25,3 Km) 4ª: Laxe-Arou (18,0 Km) 5ª: Arou-Camariñas (23,8 Km) 6ª: Camariñas-Muxía (32,6 km) 7ª: Muxía-Nemiña (25,3 Km) 8ª: Nemiña-Cabo Finisterre (26,9 Km)

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What people are saying about Cape Finisterre

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Increíble excursión! Son 7 paradas y cada una tiene su encanto: la costa de la muerte fue espectacular y poder ver ese tipo de paisajes junto con la historia que los acompaña, es realmente un gusto.

The bus is modern and comfortable, the tour guide was friendly and efficient and spoke good English. The tour was well planned and enjoyable.

It was an amazing experience with the best guide ever. I am glad of choosing this tour. Thank you

Great guide. He answered all questions and most of all was very knowledgeable! Nice guy.

Seen the most beautiful places in a short time and enough time to enjoy them