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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.

Cape Finisterre & Costa da Morte Day Tour from Santiago

2. Cape Finisterre & Costa da Morte Day Tour from Santiago

Take a day to get to know the Costa da Morte and the most rugged Atlantic coast facade in Galicia. Discover places of unique and stately beauty, such as Ponte Maceira and Muros, which has the privilege of owning an authentic marine quarter. Muros, with its beautifully restored old town, maintained its original image and now is its own sign of identity against the excesses of the coastline. The next stop is Ézaro in the extreme south of the Coast of Death. The waterfall of Ézaro is the only waterfall in Europe where fresh water pours directly into ocean. See Cape Finisterre Lighthouse, the westernmost area of Europe. Since ancient times, this place was considered by the Romans to be the end of the earth. Here you can enjoy stunning views of the cliffs, brave the waters of the Atlantic, and also take some free time for lunch in the town of Finisterre. Finally, discover another essential point, Muxía, a typical fishing village well known for its Virxe da Barca sanctuary, a baroque building built in the 11th-century chapel with a balcony facing towards the sea. Do not miss the opportunity to discover one of the most unique areas of Galicia.

Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte

3. 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: Cape Finisterre and Muxía Full-Day Tour

4. From Santiago: Cape Finisterre and Muxía Full-Day Tour

Departing from Santiago, the first stop will be Muros, a traditional coastal village clearly influenced by the Galician culture and tradition. Explore the fascinating and picturesque old town, brimming with authentic restaurants and cafes. In Ézaro, catch the spectacle of the Xallas River waterfall, the only one in Europe that runs straight into the sea. Continue to Cape Finisterre, and stop by the lighthouse, the most important landmark on the Coast of Death. Its light has guided ships along this dangerous coast. Enjoy some free time for lunch. Stop in Muxía by the Sanctuary of Nosa Señora da Barca, beautifully located on the seafront. According to tradition, Our Lady appeared to the apostle St. James at this place. Enjoy the grand scenery in front of the rough Atlantic Ocean. Finisterre is the end of the ancient world: the place where pilgrims who come to Compostela meet the immensity of the ocean. The last stop before heading back to Santiago will be at Ponte Maceira, a transit point for those pilgrims that head towards Fisterra.

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4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

This was an excellent tour and our tour guide Oscar was friendly, professional and very informative about the history of the people a d culture. It’s a long day but worth all the walking. Pray for a clear day to see the magnificent views at Finisterre and Muxia.

I highly recommend it, a fairly prepared guide, a lot of time to watch, I recommended to a friend, don't worry about not knowing the language - it's not a problem,

Fabulous Day from start to finish -didn’t want it to end Our guide Oscar was very informative Plenty of stops & time to explore

A fantastic 7 stop tour not to be missed. Our Guide was brilliant worth every penny.

The excursion was great overall. I think the best stops were Muxia and Finisterre.