Muxía is no ordinary small town by the Atlantic Ocean.
It is one of the last stops for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago and its rocky coast is called Costa da Morte (Coast of Death) for the high number of deadly ship wrecks in the past.
One of the most tragic of these sad events was the Prestige in 2002
The name of Muxía refers to the "monks" who established the nearby Benedictine monastery now known as the church in Moraime, during the 11th century.
There are several spectacular places worth mentioning around here, but one stands out, the Santuario da Virxe da Barca. If you came all the way to this corner of the globe, you cannot leave without seeing it. The spot of the sanctuary was known for pilgrimage even before Christianity set foot in this part of Spain. The area had been habituated since the bronze age.
You must get there just before sunset and watch the magnificent rocking waves while the sun gracefully and slowly sinks and disappears on the western horizon. Ancient Celtic people did the same, watching the descending sun, submerging into the ocean.
Several festivities and cultural events are attracting visitors to Muxía throughout the year.
Click here for the list of events.
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IGNACIO CASTIÑEIRA LAVANDEIRA
+34 609 835 929
JOSE REY ROMERO
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