A few weeks ago we spoke to you about Combarro, this time we return with another delivery of fishing villages: Finisterre, el fin de la tierra.
Finisterre, from the Latin finis terrae (the end of the Earth), is located in the province of A Coruña, in Galicia, and owes most of its fame to its particular coast where we find the Cape of Finisterre.
The Cape of Finisterre is a peninsula of 3 kilometres, located on the Costa da Morte, another coastal place worth visiting, but what is so special about the place to receive such a name?
If you have the chance to travel to Finisterre, and visit its cape, you will realise that, looking either left, right or straight ahead, all you will see is the sea.
You will think that you have really reached the end of the world and, farther from reality, for although it does not end in Finisterre, its location is the westernmost point in Europe.
But not only for its views and natural landscapes, in Finisterre we can visit many places like the Castle of San Carlos, the Church of Nuestra Señora de las Arenas, the Monument to the Emigrant … but this time we will talk about two:
The lighthouse of Finisterre
Photograph by Breogan on Flickr
This lighthouse is the most important of all the Costa da Morte, as it is responsible for guiding boats at night through these dangerous waters through the reefs that exist and can cause the shipwreck of boats.
The current building dates from 1868 and is the most visited place in Galicia after the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Finisterre Tourist Fish Market
Photograph by Fotonazos
It is a work of the architects Juan Creus and Covadonga Carrasco. It is the market where the fish that arrives every day from the sea is auctioned and where visitors are allowed to witness how the first sales are made.
It offers the possibility of getting to know the most important species captured by the inshore boats of this port and also houses an exhibition on fishing inside.
Cover photo by Adelis on Flickr