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Costa da Morte


C osta da Morte is a Galician coastal region located in the northwest of A Coruña. Its name comes from the many shipwrecks that have occurred throughout history off its coast and is in this area, full of myths and legends, where it was believed that the end of the world (Finis Terrae was – Finisterre – Fisterra). The coastline is rugged, with spectacular cliffs such as Cape Vilan and huge beaches like Carnota (the longest of Galicia), Baldaio and O Face.

Among its nature stand corners as Mount Pindo Carnota, the magical Cape Vilan Camariñas, Sisargas Illas, beach or thirteen, the Anllóns river, the Penedos de Pasarela and Traba Laxe and Vimianzo, creeks, wild beaches, estuaries like Camariñas and Cape Finisterre, chosen by many pilgrims to terminate the Camino de Santiago. Man has added to this spectacular place lighthouses, fishing ports, traditions and legends. Muxia and off Cape villain the sanctuary of the Virgen de la Barca, object of prayers to try to calm the fury of the sea rises.

In the historical and artistic heritage of the Costa da Morte also shine the granaries, the Roman bridge Lubiáns, stones Abalar and Os Cadrís, Castle Vimianzo, the Torres do Allo, the port of Caión, castrate of Borneiro , manor houses Corcubion, churches such as Santa Maria das Areas and the English Cemetery in Camariñas, reminiscent of the 172 who died in the tragedy of the Serpent in 1890 off Cape Vilan.

The maritime tradition of the region is reflected in their customs, their festivals and cuisine, featuring seafood premier among which seafood. In addition, renowned in their fields Galicia potato is produced with Designation of Origin. The Costa da Morte is an ideal place for tours and excursions and sports like surfing destination.

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