There was a time when this lonely, windswept outcrop over raging waters was thought to be the end of the earth—the finis terrae. In fact, the official westernmost point of Europe is in Portugal. Despite this, many Camino pilgrims choose to continue the tradition of continuing on to the "end of the earth" from Santiago de Compostela to triumphantly finish at Fisterra’s windswept lighthouse, beyond which there is nothing but the boundless expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Fisterra all but shuts down in winter, but in summer it's a pleasant seaside resort with an attractive harbor.


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