In Fisterra, known as Finis Terrae (Latin for "end of the world"), the Romans thought that life ended, since it was the westernmost point of the world known at that time. Although we know today that it is not, its magnetism and magic are indisputable. The horizon line and its calm sea make us feel that we are part of something bigger, it makes us think about what lies beyond.
Fisterra is a municipality with several historical monuments such as the Castle of San Carlos, a fortification built by King Carlos III in the eighteenth century in order to defend the coast from foreign attacks.
The Church of Nuestra Señora de las Arenas was built in the 12th century. It is a historical-artistic monument that keeps in its interior the Holy Christ of Fisterra or "Cristo da barba dourada", before which thousands of pilgrims prostrate themselves when they come to Fisterra to finish their journey after burning their clothes, bathing in the sea, taking the scallop shell and returning to their lives as "new" men and women after the pilgrimage. Another remarkable monument is the chapel of Buen Suceso (18th century), located in the center of the village and dedicated to the virgin of the same name.
The boundary between
the sky and the sea
Fisterra, since it is a cape, is completely surrounded by sea and beaches of exceptional quality. In addition, you will find both open sea beaches with strong waves very suitable for surfing and many quiet beaches with crystal clear waters and fine white sand.
As one would expect from a fishing village like this, Fisterra's gastronomy is mainly based on fish and seafood. As far as seafood is concerned, the most important seafood is beef, lobster, spider crab, spider crab, crab, crab crab, scallops, barnacles and, above all, the longueiron. The longueirón is the typical product of the town, a very abundant seafood in the area and of exceptional quality.
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