Finisterre Things to Do
If you are interested to enjoy scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Galician rocks with it’s shaky stones in Finisterra then you should come to the Lighthouse and Hotel “O Semaforo” situated at the southernmost tip of peninsula. Then climb up on the rock. Although there is steep grade don’t worry that obstacle is short and quite surmountable even...more
Church of Santa Maria das Areas is the parish church of Finisterra. It was built in XII century and is still active. Church is situated at the Southern outskirt of Finisterra. It is impossible to miss this church when you are walking or driving along the main road from Finisterra to the southernmost tip of the cape where the Lighthouse and hotel “O...more
Only one bastion of fort San Carlos survived till nowadays. It was built in XVI century to defend the city and harbor of Finisterra from pirates. There is maritime museum in inside this fort now. Monument of Christopher Columbus was installed near the entrance to museum in 1992 during the celebration of 500 years anniversary of his discovery of the...more
Although you can scarcely call tiny Finisterra a city but even there you can find some lovely monuments. These monuments are:Monument dedicated to Galician emigrants who being dispersed through all world around took part in creation of better world. This monument is situated at the junction of Paseo Ribeira, Paseo Calafigueiro and Rua Federico...more
Finisterra the End of the World and the End of the Way.There are three main pilgrimages exist for all Christians. First is to Jerusalem, second to Rome and third to Santiago de Compostela. So, since 813 AD (first official pilgrim was registered in 950 AD) till nowadays pilgrims go to Santiago de Compostela to venerate Apostle Jacob also known as...more
Finisterra has two wonderful beaches. As you can see at the picture Finisterra itself is situated on Eastern coast of the isthmus connecting peninsula with the mainland. Peninsula runs from North to South, the Atlantic Ocean washes West coast of the peninsula and its East coast is washed by the waters of internal bay known as Ensiada da Langosteira...more
Many of the hikiers who walk the whole Camino De Santiago decide to walk up to finisterre after Santiago where they then abandon their boots.some people burn the boots, some throw them in the ocean and some hang then there in various poles.They have even built a little statue of a boot to celebrate that tradition.It´s a rather odd sight, but a very...more
Next to the cape you have a little village by the name of Finisterre and it is actually a very nice little town with a nice harbour full of restaurants so it makes a perfect place to stop for lunch.It´s a little fishing town that still has a very original vibe and i would say you should not miss visiting it if you are going out to the cape anyway.more
Lugar De Escaselas S/N, Finisterre, 15155, es
Good for: Families
C/Alcalde Fernandez, S/N, Finisterre, 15155, es
Good for: Couples
A Insua 76, Finisterre, 15155, Spain
Good for: Solo
Tira do Cordel: Great dinner at the End of the World
We visited this restaurant on a friend's recommendation after a day of sightseeing and admiring beautifull landscapes on Costa do Morte and Cabo Finisterre.
Food ambience and friendliness of a staff were even better than we expected (and our expectations were very high because of the above mentioned recomendation).
Fish and other seafood was very fresh and great tasting. Wine vas great as well, and the staff very friendly, with a home-like atmosphere. We spent a great evening.
Favorite Dish: Percebes is a hard to find shellfish that grows on rocks, very much appreciated in Galicia. I liked it that much that I was eating it allmost every day during my stay in La Corunia.
Navajas- other great tasting shell, in this restaurant I ordered two portions.
Lubina- a very tasty fishRelated to:
- Family Travel
- Food and Dining
- Business Travel
by Foot with Backpack
One of the visible landmarks before reaching the lighthouse and sit down to enjoy the sunset.
The feet are the only means for those who have enjoyed the Camino de Santiago
despite the distance to get here, looking back , it was a day at a time,
a step at a time and i did enjoy the Spanish landscapes and varietyRelated to:
- Hiking and Walking
Finisterre Off The Beaten Path
Finisterre Fish Market.
All local restaurants buy the fish and other kind of sea food here in the local fish market. Entrance fee is 2 euros. If you paid that fee you would become the witness of the trading battle between local fishers and cooks. They are bargaining very passionately and in fact you can see the real theatrical performance.
If you are softy and if you don’t want to get the mental trauma looking at the dead fish then just look at the sea near the fish market. There are a lot of the very big fishes in the sea. You can catch it with your bare hands.
Address: Paseo Ribeira, Finisterre. Some people get here by car, bus or bisycle but majority come of them come by foot from Santiago De Compostela or Muxia.Related to: