Finisterre derives from the Latin name Finis Terrae, which literally means "End of the Land". Finisterre stands out as a rocky peninsula, the source of many Pagan and Christian legends, renowned for its natural beauty and spectacular sunsets. It is also for the pilgrims the end of the “Camino”. As a seaside town, it is famous for its gastronomy based on fabulous fresh fish and seafood. Walking along its streets you could clearly feel the spirit of a fishing town. Finisterre has some spectacular beaches, including O Rostro, Arnela, Mar de Fora, Langosteira, Riveira, and Corbeiro. For its singularity it should be a must in your agenda.
From our point of view, Cape Finisterre has so many different meanings for so many different people. It is believed that it was a place of worship to the sun for the Phoenicians. For the Romans a shocking site where the sun it was dying every day in the “Tenebrosum Sea”. For the pilgrims it is just not the end of the land, for them is also the end of the Camino, and as a symbolic ritual they burn their boots. For ships was to place to respect, because of its treacherous rocky shore. For the couples it is free cinema to enjoy a spectacular romantic sunset and for some people it is a simple gorgeous landscape to admire. But all of them have something is common in that they feel a spiritual attraction to Finisterre.