Small summary from Santiago to Finisterre and Muxia
The city of Santiago de Compostela is famous due to the ancestral pilgrimage that began with the story that the remains of the Apostle Santiago were found., and the faithful of Christianity established this place as one of the main pilgrimage centers.
Nevertheless, There is a pilgrimage route that starts from the Cathedral of Santiago to what was previously known as "the westernmost point of known land", that is to say, this was the end of the world for the romans. Despite being a route with little historical support, many inhabitants of this area thought that until there the sun died and they built an altar in honor of him.
On the other hand, a place close to the Camino de Finisterre is the Santuario da Barca located in Muxía, in which there were several apparitions of the Virgin Mary near. This is why many faithful to complete the road to Santiago, wish to complete the Finisterre and Muxía path at the same time.
Stages from Santiago to Finisterre and Muxía
What should I bring to do this path?
The most recommended for any hiker or pilgrim who wants to do this path, is that I make it complete from Santiago to Finisterre and Muxía. Nevertheless, Any of our recommendations can be useful if you will only get to Muxía or Finisterre. First we will give some tips that you should take into consideration before packing:
- This road could take 5 days or more, if you walk 7 hours per day and if you do the two routes.
- On the way there are slopes, humidity and a lot of nature
- The weather is changeable and it could rain when you least expect it.
- You must choose a season of the year that is comfortable, and that the contents of the luggage will change depending on the season.
- Remember to take care of your valuables such as a phone, cash, or documentation in a zip lock plastic ball.
- Do not carry so much weight, because the route will become much more complicated
- First aid kit: accidents happen on the spot, and you must be prepared for everything.
- Documentation: it can be DNI, passport, driver's license and any document that shows your identity.
- Cane: You must not be old to use a cane, and it will be very helpful to go up and down slopes for hours.
- Personal hygiene items: imagine walking 7 hours per 5 days in a row without taking a bath ... unpleasant right? So make sure you pack what you need but don't go overboard..
- Clothes: if you go in summer, you must wear light clothes, but in winter a coat will always be necessary.
- Snacks and sandwiches: There is nothing worse than going on a hunger route, or let it be the 12 of the day and still not reach the destination. This is why we recommend bringing light but filling snacks.