Finisterre – The End of the World

After spending the night in Muxia, we headed to Finisterre the next day. For many years (centuries?), Finisterre was known as the “end of the world” because it was what people believed to be the earth’s westernmost point. It’s easy to see why.

That’s the lighthouse at the top of the hill outside Finisterre. The view is incredible and we stayed at the hotel, just up the hill from it. It’s the only hotel in this location. Our room wasn’t ready when we got there so we decided to walk the 3k into town. It was a beautiful walk along the coast.

We also saw the best sign graffiti ever:

Some people are so talented.

The town of Finisterre is pretty small and really cute. We went to the pharmacy and had a fun time talking to the pharmacist about the sexy rash on my feet and ankles. Fortunately, I think he was pretty used to talking to gross pilgrims about various feet issues. Before we got there, I’d Googled “benadryl in Spain” and “neosayomol” came up as the result so I asked for that at the pharmacy. I have no idea what I actually bought, but it worked! The good news is the cream was only about $5!

J looked up a place to eat and we ended up at Etel&Pan – a #1 rated place on Trip Advisor. We had a great view and my vegan burger was so good!

After eating, we walked back to our hotel and by the time we got back, the sun had come out!

Those giant mosaic stones were outside the lighthouse. It was difficult to get a picture of the hotel because it’s right on top of the cliff, but here it is:

Our room didn’t have a view, but I loved it anyway:

It was light, bright, spacious, had a great bathroom, and it was clean! We both loved it.

After getting settled in, we went out to take some pictures and watch the sunset.

A lot of pilgrims joined us and a bunch of people J walked with earlier on the Camino were there, too!

There is also a life-size bronze boot to mark the end of the Camino.

Most of the people had been walking for 30+ days and they were celebrating! They brought beer, cookies, and chocolates and shared with everyone. It was fun to be a part of it.

Finisterre was really beautiful. We went back to Santiago the next day and then headed to Tenerife, The Canary Islands.

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4 Responses to Finisterre – The End of the World

  1. ourcrossings says:

    What an amazing place to explore and photograph, it would be hard to leave with those coastal views on constant display. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

  2. Beautiful, I’m so envious of all of your travels!

  3. pedrol says:

    that´s right, many pilgrims decide to extend there the ‘camino’, after Compostela, it´s such a magical place!! thanks for sharing your photos!! greetings from Portugal, PedroL

  4. Pingback: Back to Santiago de Compostela | CatasTrophy Wife

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