Costa da Morte
Virgen de la Barca shrine
An area of legend formed by 17 towns and villages, it was for a long time thought to be the end of the known world. As well as being the final destination for many pilgrims on the way of Saint James, this coastline in A Coruña (Galicia) in northwest Spain has fascinating cliffs, fishing ports and charming seaside villages with stone houses.
Vast beaches such as the ones at Carnota, O Rostro and Baldaio, and landscapes begging to be photographed like Monte Louro, the capes of Fisterra, Touriñán and Vilán and the Sisargas Islands... all this awaits visitors, and can be seen from the various viewing points along the way.
The old quarter of Corcubión, the shrine of the Virxe da Barca de Muxía and the typical hill forts of the megalithic culture are also well worth a visit. And to really discover the magic of this place, the best idea is to take the Lighthouse Route from Malpica to Carnota.
Fiestas and traditions
One of the highlights in Muxía is the pilgrimage of Nosa Señora da Barca, which has been declared a Festivity of National Tourist Interest. To learn more about the way of life on this coastline, one option is to sign up for any of the marine tourism activities which offer a chance to see, for example, the barnacle pickers –known as 'percebeiros'– at work. Check some of the tourist destinations on our map: