Finisterra

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Where is O Cabo Finisterra?

O cabo Finisterra, que se estende a sul-sudoeste da vila, situada cerca de 100 km a oeste de Santiago de Compostela, é considerado por muitos o verdadeiro fim do Caminho de Santiago, havendo muitos peregrinos que após visitarem Santiago e a sua catedral, continuam a peregrinação até ao extremo do cabo.

What is the population of Finisterra?

Finisterra (em galego e oficialmente: Fisterra, AFI: [fisˈtɛra̝]; na forma não oficial castelhana Finisterre) é um município da Espanha na província da Corunha, comunidade autónoma da Galiza. O município pertence à comarca de Fisterra, tem 29,4 km² de área e em 2019 a sua população era de 4 708 habitantes ( densidade: 160,1 hab./km² ).

What to do in Finisterra?

Fisterra is an ancient port and fishing village, formed by narrow streets leading to the Plaza de Ara Solis. The chapel of Nosa Señora do Bon Suceso, dating from the 18th century, is on the plaza. There is a lighthouse on a 600-metre promontory called Monte Facho at the tip of Cape Finisterre overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

What does Finistere mean?

The present department consists of the historical region of Léon and parts of Cornouaille and Trégor, both parts of pre-revolutionary Brittany . The name Finistère derives from the Latin Finis Terræ, meaning end of the earth.

Where is Cabo Fisterra located?

Finisterre on the Atlantic coast of Galicia. Cape Finisterre (Galician: Cabo Fisterra, Spanish: Cabo Finisterre) is a rock-bound peninsula on the west coast of Galicia, Spain.

Where is Cape Finisterre located in Spain?

Finisterre on the Atlantic coast of Galicia. Cape Finisterre (Galician: Cabo Fisterra, Spanish: Cabo Finisterre) is a rock-bound peninsula on the west coast of Galicia, Spain. In Roman times it was believed to be the end of the known world.

Is Cape Finisterre the westernmost point in Europe?

Cape Finisterre. However, Cabo da Roca in Portugal is about 16.5 kilometres (10.3 mi) further west and thus the westernmost point of continental Europe. Even in Spain Cabo Touriñán is farther west. Monte Facho is the name of the mountain on Cape Finisterre, which has a peak that is 238 metres (781 ft) above sea level.

Is Finisterre the end of the world?

Finisterre was considered during the period of Classical Antiquity to be the end of the known world. In fact, its geographical location and impressive sunsets led Decimus Junius Brutus (the Roman general who conquered Galicia) to believe that this was indeed the place where the sun died at dusk.

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