Portal Fin do Camiño


Fisterra. El final del Camino

The idea of pilgrimage facing Europe western lands was already present at the celtic people relieves, related with the daily trip done by the sun.

The narrow relationship of Fisterra with the James worship was which established that Fisterra Way was one of the first routes which pilgrims tread. So much so that already on the XI century appears aforementionned the City of Duio in the Códex Calixtinus ( Book III). In accordance with ancient tokens, at Fisterra existed and old pagan city, Dugium (today Duio), where Apostle remains passed so that be buried on the West boundary. Disciples ask permission tgo the region queen, called Lupa; who sent them to Dugium governor, who orders to lay an ambush for kill them, found out the plan they get to run away.

This zone antiquity is verified on 1119 documents which quote the worry of King Alfonso VII and the Saint Xulián of Moraime Abbot for give board and lodging to the pilgrims who arrive to the zone. On 1355 pilgrim George Grisaphan describes on his diary the pilgrimage to Fisterra. On 1465 León of Rosmithal, on 1462 Sebaldo Rieter, on 1581, Erich Lassota, on 1583 Julián Iñiguez of Medrano, all of them tell their pilgrimages to the end of the land.

Thanks to the pilgrims habit to turn up to the End of the Way to accomplish the rituals of take a bath and match the sun set, we have a wide account od walkers trips on the Middle Age, whic corroborate the Fisterra route antiquity and its interet by the historic connotations históricas and its legends.

Fisterra Way is the only one of the Ways which has not its goal in Santiago, but its origin. Nowadays the Way extensión till the Camiño ata A Costa da Muerte is a ritual followed by a lot of pilgrim, who wish to arrive to Finis Terrae to keep on enyoying the route and to know some of the more moving places on the western european coast