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Whether you finish the stage in Fisterra or Muxia, you cannot miss the last section that joins both villages, bordering Costa da Morte and being one of the best routes that departs from Compostela.
If you have stayed the night in Fisterra you will have to get to the Playa de Langosteira beach to get to the national road. A marker will take you through the left to get to San Martiño de Duio, a village linked with Dugium. It is believed that here was located the famous Roman village that was destroyed by the water due to its inhabitant sins. Recent excavations have demonstrated the existence of a settlement in this area, but this was apparently destroyed by the Suebi. Once you get to this village you will find a church devoted to San Martiño that is from the 18 century. Continuing your way you will get to Escaselas and Hermedesuxo de Abaixo. The way continues on a path to the right that will lead you to San Salvador, but there is an alternative route: Rostro that goes through Castrexe and Padris. If you continue through the official way you will get to San Salvador and you will leave this village going through a forest that will lead you to Rial and Buxán. Then you will get to the famous Playa de O Rostro beach that was deeply affected by the Prestige catastrophe and before by a boat called Casón. You will continue through Castreche, here you will return to the asphalted road and also rural paths to get to Padrís where you will see again Atlantic Ocean. Canosa and Lires are the following villages, a perfect place to rest for a while and see the Iglesia de San Estevo de Lires church. After visiting some streets you will get to the Castro river, you will have to cross to get to Muxía. After crossing the river you will have to walk up a little bit to get to Guisamonde where you will continue on a road to get to Morquintián. Once you get to a crossing you will have to be very careful because the way can become a little bit confusing. You will see a marker but you will have to go to the right. After 300 meters you will have to turn left and then to the left again to go through Facho de Lourido. Then you will have to descend through Xurarantes and Fonte do Bico. Through paved and dirt roads you will get to Lourido beach. You will have to walk approximately two kilometers more to get to the city center, through Doctor Toba avenue. Then, you will have to cross some streets such as Campo das Pinas and Os Malatos, to arrive at the hostel where you can leave your bags and walk around Muxia. Passing by the tourist office we will turn to our left, walking next to Santa María temple and reaching the Virxe da Barca sanctuary, currently uner restoration due to the fire that took place in 2013. Tells the story that it was here where Santiago saw the Virgin coming on a boat. She wanted to thank him for his missionary activity in behalf of his Son.
What to see
This area is full of cultural, civil and religious heritage. Pilgrim chooses the best places for you to visit during your Camino.
What to eat
- Typical fish
- Octopus “à feira”
- Typical fish and seafood
- Typical beef
- Porco celta (a typical pork from Galicia)
- Typical wines
Bear in mind
You can do this stage going from Fisterra to Muxía and vice-versa. For those who decided in Olveiroa to take the Muxia variant, you will only need to follow from here the opposite way to Fisterra.What to see
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