ROAD FROM SANTIAGO TO FINISTERRE AND MUXIA
El Camino de Santiago to Finisterre and / or Muxia was the one carried out by many pilgrims, from practically the discovery of the Tomb of the Apostle Santiago (XNUMXth century), who decided to extend their Way until "the end of the known land" and then to Muxia, direct to the Santuario da Virxe da Boat.
ROAD FROM SANTIAGO TO FINISTERRE ETAPAS
Day 1: Arrival in Santiago de Compostela. Accommodation.
Day 2: Stage from Santiago de Compostela to Negreira (22 kms)
Day 3: Stage from Negreira to Maroñas (19,81 kms)
Day 4: Stage from Maroñas to Olveiroa (13,34 kms)
Day 5: Stage from Olveiroa to Cee (17,9 kms)
Day 6: Stage from Cee to Finisterre (15,2 kms)
Day 7: Breakfast – End of our services
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We personally supervise and select the accommodations, based on the satisfaction expressed by our clients over the years. We will never put you in Hostels.
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STAGE FROM SANTIAGO TO NEGREIRA
We begin our section of what to see in our Camino de Santiago with organized trip with the village of Quintans, a small town made up of stone houses, one of them with a crossroads. Highlight the bridge over the Roxos River, of medieval origin.
In Augapesada we can observe its medieval bridge, as well as the recently restored cobbled road.
In Ponte Maceira stands out the magnificent bridge of medieval origin from the end of the XNUMXth century, made up of five eyes of different sizes known as A Ponte Vella, through which the Tambre river is crossed.
On the other side of the bridge we find the Chapel of Carmen or San Blas from the 1945th century. Nearby is the Pazo de Baladrón built between 1955 and XNUMX.
In Negreira, El Pazo de Cotón, of medieval origin and with numerous modifications from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth centuries, is of special mention. On its façade you can see a dozen coats of arms belonging to the families that inhabited it.
As well as the Chapel of San Mauro, dating from the eighteenth century and the Church of San Xulian.
In the first place in Zas we highlight the small Church of San Mamede, which due to its dimensions can be considered a chapel.
Past Piaxe we meet one of the best preserved cruises of our route.
In Santa Mariña, highlight a Romanesque temple of a nave and a rectangular apse, with two simple covers.
In Bon Xesús a very suggestive crossing remains because of its roughness.
In Corzón highlight the Church of San Cristovo with its tower-belfry.
In Olveiroa the Church of Santiago stands out, of sober construction probably of Romanesque origin. The cover, with bulrush, is baroque and on the lintel of the door there is a peculiar image of the Apostle of uncertain origin.
Near Olveiroa we find the Chapel of Saint Lucia, whose source is at the entrance, is said to have healing properties for vision problems.
STAGE FROM OLVEIROA TO CEE
Cee highlights the Church of Santa Maria de Xunqueira, which still retains Gothic elements.
Visit the modernists Casa Mayán and Guillen, as well as the rector's house and the pazo de Cotón.
As a counterpoint we can also relax seeing the views from La Concha beach.
STAGE FROM CEE TO FINISTERRE
At the Cape of Fisterra we find the old lighthouse. There, the spirit and nature, the sea and the sky, the legend and the present come together in which the ancients believed the end of the known world, after surely observing its great sunsets.
The ancients performed three rites of purification, death and resurrection:
- Purification of the body: It is done on Praia da Langosteira, two kilometers before entering the town. Thus, the pilgrim dusted off his entire route and cleanly began his countdown to reach that end of the road that is so hard and at the same time important for all pilgrims.
- Watch the sunset: Death and Resurrection, the death of the sun in the sea and the resurrection the next day, like the resurrection of the pilgrim in the day to day of his walk.
Finisterre is closely related to the pre-Christian stories that tell us about the existence of pagan cults and their subsequent Christianization.
– Burning clothes: in the past, clothes were burned, through this rite, the pilgrim gets rid of everything material and with the fire he tries to burn everything he wants to get rid of and that will not benefit him to start a new life. Currently this practice is prohibited!
It is related to the Jacobean route and with the arrival of the remains of the Apostle Santiago in Galicia. The Jacobean tradition of the Galician finisterre is based on two of the most popular devotions in Galicia; the Holy Christ, which is located in the Church of Santa María de Areas, of medieval origin whose main portal is Romanesque in style and the exterior of the temple is dominated by marine Gothic, in Finisterre, of which the lawyer Molina (XNUMXth century) says that the most pilgrims who come to the Apostle come to it.
STAGE FROM FINISTERRE TO MUXIA
In Lires we can visit the Temple of San Estevo from the beginning of the XNUMXth century.
In Muxía the legend tells that the Virgin Mary, transferred in a stone boat, appeared to the Apostle Santiago in this place to encourage him in his work of evangelization.
We can see “Las Piedras Santas” which, according to Jacobean legend, are vestiges of the remains of the ship in which the Virgin Mary arrived. These include: La Pedra de Abalar (representing the candle), La Pedra dos Cadris and the Pedra do Timon (known as the stone of lovers)
In the center of this town we find the Church of Santa María.
We finish with the essentials of our post What to see on the Camino de Finisterre/Muxia with the most important place on the route, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Barca, inside which is the Chapel of the Virgin, as well as model ships hung as offerings made by sailors to the Virgin.
After the sinking of the "Prestige", a Monolith was built, which recalls this fateful natural catastrophe.
More and more pilgrims are making, for example, the last 100 kilometers of the Way from Sarria to Santiago, they decide to head towards what once in ancient times was the end of the known earth, the "end of the world". For many years, many have considered that the Camino does not end at the Cathedral of Santiago and extended their journey to Finisterre and Muxia (the place where the Virgin arrived in a boat to encourage the Apostle Santiago).
It is also in a way to do the road in reverse from Finisterre, as the old pilgrims who had to return home did, many of whom ended up establishing their residence in Spain in many of the villages that marked their return.
- Accommodations in Hotels, Cottages, Hostels
- Special breakfast
- Travel assistance insurance in Spain
- Roadside assistance vehicle in case of emergency
- Informative digital dossier of the road
- Roadside telephone assistance
- Luggage transfer in the stages
- 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20Kgs
- Pilgrim's credential
- Pilgrim's Scallop
- No cancellation fees
- Up to 15 days before starting the Camino (for no reason)
Remember that the cost of the optional services you choose will be added to the base price of the route.
- Dinner supplements: € 100 / person
- Dinner not included in Santiago
- Single room supplement: € 175 / person
- Extension to Muxia (1 more stage)
- € 70 / person (double room with breakfast
- Additional luggage
- If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
- Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
- Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)