Cross of Muxía

Information about Muxía

Muxía is the last destination located in the epilogue of the Way of Saint James, “the Way to the End of the World”. This beautiful coastal town is located in the heart of the Galician Costa da Morte and keeps within its boundaries legends and myths of great religious symbolism.

Good gastronomy, sea, beach and heritage are the main attractions of this small coastal town. What more could you ask for to enjoy a weekend or a few days of rest after doing the Camino de Santiago or the Route of the lighthouses? In this article we tell you everything you need to know to plan a getaway to this sanctuary on the Costa da Morte.

A little history

Muxía is the last episode of the route that goes from Santiago de Compostela to Fisterra and then Muxía. More and more people are embarking on this last stretch, known as the epilogue of the Camino, because of its spiritual significance and renewal.

Why do people go on pilgrimage to Muxía? Because legend has it that the Virgin Mary travelled to Hispania after learning that the apostle James was preaching there. On its journey by sea, the boat of the Virgin arrived at the coast of Muxía. It is for this reason that the Santuario da Barca exists on the Muxian coast.

Pilgrims who finish their journey in Muxía, obtain a specific certification known as “Muxiana”, which is issued at the Tourist Office by the town council.

What to see and do in Muxía

Sanctuary of Virxe da Barca.

This sanctuary is located on the rocky coast of the village. Its location and its mysticism are two of its main characteristics. This location, so close to the roughness of the Atlantic, has caused some damage, so it has had to be rebuilt on more than one occasion. It is a temple very loved and venerated by the Galician faithful, which has its pilgrimage in the month of September each year. The legend about the arrival of the Virgin to this point of the coast, has made that nowadays there are coastal rocks that have a special meaning or mysticism: