• Tradition has it that Virgin Mary, sailing in a boat made of stone, arrived at the sanctuary of A Barca in Muxia to aid St James the Apostle in his preaching of the Gospel all around the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. This explains the Jacobean connection of this place and why it has been included in the pilgrimage routes from medieval times.

    The distance between Fisterra and Muxia is 31 kilometers. The first direct reference is to San Martino de Duio, in the vicinity of which the ruins of the lost city of Dugium were thought to be hidden.

    The way passes through villages, farmlands, woodlands and the sea ever-present from the wild beaches like O Rostro to the tiny estuary, Lia de Lires where the pilgrim can observe an impressive array of birds. Along the route there are splendid examples of traditional rural architecture intertwined with magnificent churches.

    The traveler has to master up his strength to tackle the final ascent up the hillock of As Aferoas, with its sweeping views before heading to Muxia.

    The sanctuary of Nosa Senora da Barca is only a short distance from Muxia. To get there, the pilgrim must take the route squirting Monte Corpino by the way of the Camino da Pel (The way of skin).

    Finisterre to Muxia Map


  • 1. Leaving Finisterre 1. Leaving Finisterre 2. Another early start for a long day 2. Another early start for a long day 3. Blessed by a glorious sunrise 3. Blessed by a glorious sunrise 4. The church of San Martin de Duyo 4. The church of San Martin de Duyo 5. Fuente with washing troughs 5. Fuente with washing troughs 6. Wayside marker (on this route , the shells all point updwards since it is signed for both directions 6. Wayside marker (on this route , the shells all point updwards since it is signed for both directions 7. Herodesuxo de Abaixo 7. Herodesuxo de Abaixo 8. The rural Hotel Dugium in San Salvador 8. The rural Hotel Dugium in San Salvador 9. Towards Rial 9. Towards Rial 10. First view of Rial 10. First view of Rial 11. Horreo in Buxan 11. Horreo in Buxan 12. The sawmill at Buxan 12. The sawmill at Buxan  13. Lovely views of the coast 13. Lovely views of the coast   14. And the camino continues 14. And the camino continues   15. The yellow arrows often have an F for Finisterre and an M for Muxia 15. The yellow arrows often have an F for Finisterre and an M for Muxia   16. Crossway 16. Crossway   17. Camino through the woods 17. Camino through the woods   18. Approaching the beach 18. Approaching the beach   19. Beach view 19. Beach view   20. Closer view 20. Closer view   21. Inviting beaches 21. Inviting beaches   22. Keeping the camino 22. Keeping the camino   23. The bridge at Lires 23. The bridge at Lires   24. Street in Lires 24. Street in Lires   25. One of the two bed-and-breakfast places in Lires 25. One of the two bed-and-breakfast places in Lires   26. Stepping stones across the Rio Castro 26. Stepping stones across the Rio Castro   27. The hamlet of Baosilveiro consists of one house 27. The hamlet of Baosilveiro consists of one house   28. Camino way 28. Camino way   29. Towards Morquintián 29. Towards Morquintián   30. Path way 30. Path way   31. Junction 31. Junction   32. Keeping the way 32. Keeping the way  33. Views 33. Views  34. Horses grazing 34. Horses grazing  35. Wayside cross and fuente in; Morquintián 35. Wayside cross and fuente in; Morquintián  36. Views on the way 36. Views on the way  37. Keeping the camino 37. Keeping the camino  38. Village 38. Village  39. Views on the coast 39. Views on the coast  40. Beach far below the Camino 40. Beach far below the Camino  41.Muxia 41.Muxia  42. Muxia 42. Muxia  43. Muxia 43. Muxia  44. The port 44. The port  45. View over Muxia 45. View over Muxia  46. Street scenes in Muxia 46. Street scenes in Muxia  47. Panorama of view of the Bay of Muxia 47. Panorama of view of the Bay of Muxia  48. Port, panoramic view 48. Port, panoramic view  49. Street 49. Street  50. The sacred stone near the church which has been said to have magical properties for thousands of years 50. The sacred stone near the church which has been said to have magical properties for thousands of years  51. The monument to commemorate the restoration of the coast of galicia after the oil catastrophe of the Prestige in 2002 51. The monument to commemorate the restoration of the coast of galicia after the oil catastrophe of the Prestige in 2002

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