The camino to Finisterre and Muxía is often referred to as the epilogue to the longer trail you followed into Santiago. It is a fitting description for the 3-5 day journey; many pilgrims are moved to find an ending to the ending of their camino.
Finisterre as a destination for pilgrim actually predates the Christian world and the pagan temple of Ara Solis was the destination for many who followed the stars west. It persisted even after the camino to Santiago took root, with several ‘hospitals’ having been built along the way.
The Feast day of Saint James is celebrated with a full week of music and dance, with a fireworks display in the Plaza Obradoiro on the evening of the 24th of July. The best views can be had from Obradoiro, or from Alameda park.
The start of the camino to Finisterre is poorly marked, and the fading yellow arrows are hard to find. Fortunately, the way is easy to describe and is very brief; you will be in the forest in less than 1km.
Facing the Parador (with the Cathedral to your right) exit the square along the...