A light in the Atlantic, border and seaway. Land of termination and end of the Camino. The finis terrae for the Romans and a powerful magnet for people from all over the world, celebrates one more year the Fisterra Blues Experience festival.
Fisterra is loaded with ancient legends and spiritual and historical connotations. Its rugged landscapes and impressive beaches, the gastronomy or the magical sunsets have made it a point of attraction for visitors since ancient times.
The one of Fisterra is the only one of the Caminos that does not have its goal in Santiago, but its origin. Currently, the extension of the Jacobean route to the Costa da Morte is a ritual followed by many pilgrims to get to know some of the most incredible places on the western European coast. With its famous lighthouse at the “end of the world” and parallel to the granite Mount Pindo, Cabo Fisterra exerts a powerful natural magnetism.
The town of Fisterra is made up of an old nucleus that grew in the form of an amphitheater over the port. Its houses and narrow streets are very typical and original. In the center is the Praza de Ara Solis, where the Capela da Nosa Señora do Bo Suceso is located. On the outskirts, on the way to the Lighthouse, we find the most interesting monument of the town, the Igrexa de Santa Maria das Areas, and within the historical complex of the town, the Castelo de San Carlos also stands out.
The port of Fisterra is the busiest place in the town and its market is the first tourist market in Galicia. The fleet is made up of small inshore boats that use various fishing gear such as the palengue, pots, etc. In the peirado there are always sailors who come or go fishing, repairing their nets or auctioning the fish at the market. This sector is one of the most traditional in the town, and the good quality of the fish and shellfish found in this area mean that the products are in great demand in the markets.
Blown by strong winds and high salinity, the vegetation in this area is mainly made up of heaths and broom, cliff plants and vegetation adapted to the dune complex. The one that adorns Praia de O Rostro, one of the wildest beaches on the Galician coast, is among the best preserved in Galicia.
Fisterra is an extraordinary enclave for observing the migratory passage of a multitude of seabirds, which also seek refuge and rest in the marshy areas and coves between the beaches of O Rostro and Langosteira. Rocky islets such as those of the Lobeiras Islands are home to an important colony of seagulls and cormorants.
Links of interest
- Fisterra City Council Tourism Portal.
- Tourist guide.
- Tourist routes.
- Street map.
- Beaches maps.
- Natural spaces.
- Patrimonial spaces.
- Entertainment activities (diving, cruise ships…).
- Gastronomy – Where to eat?
- Hostelry – Where to sleep?
- Camper Parking Area | O Campo.
- Camper Parking Area | Fisterra Lighthouse.
- Camping Fisterra.