The Camino Finisterre and Muxia The pilgrimage trail to the end of the world

The Camino Finisterre and Muxia

The pilgrimage trail to the end of the world

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Cape Finisterre is the final destination for many people on the Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Cape Finisterre is about a 90-km walk from Santiago. It is a recent tradition for pilgrims to burn their clothes or boots at the end of their journey at Cape Finisterre. However, this is not a very respectful practice, this is illegal and dangerous for the environment. The origin of the pilgrimage to Finisterre is not certain. However, it is believed to date from pre-Christian times and was possibly associated with Finisterre's status as the "edge of the world". The tradition continued in medieval times, when "hospitals" were established to cater to pilgrims along the route from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre. Some pilgrims continue on to Muxia, which is 1 day's walk away.

Map of The Camino Finisterre and Muxia

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Download the gpx routes map of The Camino Finisterre and Muxia

GPX tracks are maps that you can download on GPS device to take with you on your walk. Our GPX tracks include routes with details of places such as shops, restaurants, lodgings, drinking fountains and springs.

Our GPX tracks are tested on the following devices : Garmin ETREX 22x, Garmin eTrex Touch 35, Garmin Oregon 700, Garmin GPS MAP 66