Full Day (Duration: 9hr approx)
Santiago de Compostela
Price from: 45.00 euros
The first stop is Pontemaceira, famous for its medieval bridge over the Río Tambre the 14th century. Millions of pilgrims have crossed over this very bridge. Before reaching Muros, we pass thru Paxareiras, a privileged viewpoint that allows us to admire the entire coast.
The next stop is the coastal town of Muros, designated a Historic-Artistic Monumental Site in 1970. The original architecture in Muros is notable for the sea arcades that are typical of the houses, under which the fishing tackles were fixed and the fish was salted. With its beautifully restored old town, maintained its original image and now is its own sign of identity against the excesses of the coastline.
The next stop is Ezaro. The 40m waterfall of Ezaro is the only one in Europe that flows directly into the sea. it is hard to believe that until 2010, this waterfall was not allowed to flow unless there was an excess of water flow on the Rio Xallas. This was because a hydroelectric plant that was built in the middle of the 20th century pretty much cut off the flow of the falls.
The next stop on the road comes at Finisterre, the end of the ancient world, where while visiting the lighthouse we will explain some legends and tragedies that occurred in this area. The Costa Da Morte was given this name because of the large number of shipwrecks along its rocky shore.
After lunch, the journey reaches its last stop: Muxia. This village, known as ground zero of the Prestige disaster(a tanker accident spilled 70,000 gallons of oil into the Atlantic Ocean in 2002), summarizes and combines the elements that make this area: stone and water.
Another famous church in the area is the Santuario da Virxe da Barca which stands on a rocky ridge above the surf. Also, we will be visiting Muxia`s rocking stone, the Pedra de Abalar, a large stone that are balanced on a point, so that they can be moved back and forth easily, and it is purported to be able to heal most diseases, induce fertility, or determine guilt vs. innocence. There are also other important rocks such as Pedra dos Cadris or kidney stone. It is said that if you pass underneath this rock nine times, you will be healed of kidney diseases and/or back and head pain.
SANTIAGO - PONTEMACEIRAS - CASCADA EZARO - FARO FINISTERRE- FINISTERRE- MUXIA - VIMIANZO CASTLE - SANTIAGO
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