Europe, Spain, Provincia de A Coruña

Fisterra (Spanish: Finisterre) is a municipality in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. Fisterra is on Cape Finisterre, the final destination for many pilgrims on the Way of St. James. Fisterra is on the rocky Costa da Morte (Galician: "Coast of Death"), named because of the large number of shipwrecks along these shores. The name Fisterra means "end of the earth". This name stems from the fact that this area is on a remote peninsula that is one of the westernmost points of land in Spain. In fact, it is one of the most westerly points of land in continental Europe (Cabo da Roca in Portugal is the most western piece of land in Continental Europe). Fisterra is an ancient port and fishing village, formed by narrow streets leading to the Plaza de Ara Solis. The chapel of Nosa Señora do Bon Suceso, dating from the 18th century, is on the plaza. There is a spectacular lighthouse on a 600 meter promontory called "Monte Facho" at the tip of Cape Finisterre overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. On the road up to the lighthouse is the parish church of Santa María de Fisterra which contains the Chapel of Santo Cristo. Fisterra is 108 kilometers from A Coruña, and 98 kilometers from Santiago de Compostela.