To the west on Capes Nariga (Nariga Cape) and Ronkudo (Roncudo Cape) towering beacons that for many centuries have warned of the insidiousness of the local waters. It is here that you can really understand why this part of the coast is called the “Coast of Death” – everywhere on the tops of the rocks there are stone crosses in memory of the dead sailors. Between the capes there are small cozy beaches. Beyond Cape Roncudo, at the mouth of the Anllon River, lies the town ofPonteceso. Here, in 1835, the famous Galician poet Eduardo Pondal, who composed the words to the Galician anthem, was born. There are also several beaches in the city. The endless sandy beaches of the nearby town of Laxe are especially popular. They are surrounded by sand dunes, forests and mountains. The most popular among tourists is the 1.5-kilometer city Lahe beach (Praia de Laxe), kilometer-long Soesto beach (Praia de Soesto) and 3-kilometre Traba beach (Praia de Traba).
The next stop on your Costa de Morte tour is the fishing town of Camarinas. It is famous for its ancient tradition of handmade lace. The main recreation areas of Camarinhas are the beaches of Camelle and Trece (Praya de Trece). At Trese beach rises the largest sand dune in Europe – Monte Branco (height – 200 m). Be sure to head to the city’s Cape Vilan, which has a lighthouse and offers beautiful views of the rocky coastline.
Further along the coast is the town of Muxia. Every year, numerous pilgrims arrive here following the Way of St. James, because on the rocky city promontory stands the 17th century church of Santuario da Virge da Barca. According to legend, a stone boat of the saint moored here, which helped the Apostle James in his preaching work on this earth. At the church you can see three huge stones of bizarre sizes. It is believed that these are the remains of the saint’s stone boat. It is also worth going to Cape Tourinan with a lighthouse located a little south, and relax on the beaches of Das Raias, Playa del Pescador and Lago ( Playa do Lago).
According to A2ZCAMERABLOG, City of Finisterre (Fisterra) is located on the eastern coast of the 5-kilometer peninsula of the same name. Translated from Latin, this name means “end of the world” – the place where the earth ends and the endless ocean begins. Traditionally, Cape Finisterre is considered the westernmost point of the Spanish mainland, however, in fact, this point is located on Cape Cabo de la Nave, located a few kilometers to the north. The city of Finisterre is the end point on the pilgrimage route of St. James. According to tradition, pilgrims who have reached here burn their clothes in honor of the completion of the journey. In the city itself, the church of Santa Maria des Areas of the 12th century is interesting, which is a mixture of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque styles, the fortress of San Carlos of the 18th century and the chapel of Bon Suqueso of the 18th century. Also popular are urban the beaches of Langosteria and Sardineiro, located in a bay protected from the winds. The waters here are calm and calm, even children can swim. But the most popular among tourists arriving in Finisterra is the observation deck on the cape of the same name, where the main lighthouse of the entire Costa de Morte rises, which was erected in the 19th century. The views here are truly mesmerizing: you can see the endless expanses of the ocean and the rocky coastline all the way to the border with Portugal. Cape Finisterre is home to many seabirds, including one of the largest colonies of long-nosed cormorants.
A few kilometers northeast are the small fishing towns of Corcubion and Cee (Cee). Its monumental palaces and churches speak of the past greatness of the city of Corcubion: the 12th century Romanesque churches of San Marcos and Redonda, the 15th century Pazo de los Condes de Altamira palace and the El Cardenal fortress. Also worth a visit are the picturesque city beaches of Quenxe, which has been awarded the Blue Flag, Arnela and Rostro. In the town of Cee, which has been one of the largest Spanish whaling centers since the 15th century, the Coton Palace (18th century) and the church of Santa Maria de Junqueira are of interest.
Further on, one of the most beautiful stretches of the coast of Galicia extends. Here, the Pindo mountains come close to the coastline, the height of which reaches 672 m. The slopes of the mountains are overgrown with oak forests, where a rare Lusitanian oak is found. In addition, this is the only place in Europe where you can see a waterfall falling directly into the sea. The Ezaro waterfall is formed by the waters of the Halhas River and has a height of 100 m.
The extreme point of the Costa de Morte in the south is the town of Carnota, famous for its beach, which is considered one of the most beautiful in Spain. This is the longest beach in Galicia, it stretches along the coast for 6 km. From the south, Carnota Bay is bounded by Punta Insua Cape, on which a lighthouse is installed. Also, the town of Karnota is famous for its granary preserved from the 18th century. In the old days, stone granaries (“orreos”), installed above the ground on poles to protect against mice, were the traditional construction of these places. However, unlike the others, the Karnota granary is a work of art. It is made in the Baroque style and has a length of 34 m.