Costa da Morte is the most magical region in Galicia, full of legends. Its name literally means "Coast of Death", because in this strip of the Galician coast there were numerous shipwrecks that claimed the lives of hundreds of people throughout history. But its name is also associated with mythology, since there was a strong tradition of sun-worship on the Fisterra Cape, according to experts: the sun came up every day on the east and it continued its way until “dying” on the West. Fisterra was believed by the Romans to be the most Westerly point of Earth and, therefore, the world ended here… it was the “finis terrae” (literally End of the World).
The Fisterra lighthouse was built on 1853 and it is witness to the most beautiful sunsets over the immensity of the ocean, the sea of the end of the world. Many pilgrims make this the real end of their journey along St James Way, both for its spectacular views and for the mystical significance of this area.
It is in Touriñán Cape, situated in Muxía, where you can find the real, most Westerly point of Spain. In 1898 a small lighthouse was built to guide the boats sailing close to the dangerous Costa da Morte. In 1981 a larger lighthouse was constructed, but the original one is still preserved.
At Dumbría you can visit the Ézaro Waterfall, the only one in Europe flowing directly into the sea. Here the Xallas river merges with the Atlantic Ocean throughout a fall of 40 meters high. This waterfall is located under the Monte Pindo, considered as the Celtic Olympus. Its highest peak rises more than 600 meters above sea level. Legends say that it was the Gods’ dwelling place and a magical place of worship for the ancient Celts that inhabited the area.