Portal de Turismo do Concello de Fisterra


Galician Tourist Municipality

Fisterra´s name comes from Latin finis terrae, the end of the land and the last point from Santiago´s way. Fisterra’s geographical singularity has captivated a lot of people who wanted to see the end of the world, where land ends and the sea starts.

Greco-Roman geographers locate the Promontorium Nerium and the sun worship called Ara Solis here.

Fisterra´s village has a lot of legends like Ara Solis, Saint William heritage , Orca Vella, Saint Stones, Fisterra´s Christ and Dugium City. Thanks for Fisterra´s people memory, these legends are still alive.

Fisterra´s village is made up of an old nucleus grown in an amphitheater over the port. The streets and houses are narrow.

Ara Solis Square is situated in the center of the village, San Carlos Castle is located at the end of the port and Santa María das Areas church is situated in the way to the lighthouse.

The port of Fisterra has a lot of movement and the Fish Market is the first Galician Tourist Market.



If we walk along the port, we can find sailors going to fishing, saliors repairing nets or the Fish Market Auction.

The fishing sector is traditional in Fisterra.

The good quality about fish and seafood in this village make that these products have a lot of demand in the markets.


Fisterra´s location is extraordinary for seabirds watching. 

This seabirds like take refuge between Rostro and Langosteira beach.