Finisterre is latin for ‘the end of the world’ (in Galician, it is known as Fisterra). This is where many people end their Camino by walking to the 0km way marker and sitting by the lighthouse to watch the sunset on the end of their journey. The modern ‘tradition’ of burning clothes here is frowned upon and there are signs everywhere discouraging the practice. Last summer, it started a terrible grassfire!
Muxia is just a little further on and to me, feels like the true end of the Camino. It is rugged, coastline with storms and waves crashing up onto the rocks near the church. This church was struck by lightening a few years ago but it was rebuilt. There is another monument nearby for the massive and catastrophic oil spill several years ago as well. If you walk further along the path, you can climb to the top and get a full view of the town and its surrounds, or walk on even further and sit among the celtic ruins on the clifftop. Further around the coast, you can see the traditional way of drying fish… strung up on poles.
Muxia is a quaint little fishing village and a lovely place to end your trip and contemplate.
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