Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cabo de Finisterre, Galicia {Part III of IV}

Cabo de Finisterre is a cape at the westernmost edge of Spain, along the North Atlantic coast. On top of a mountain here sits a lighthouse that looks out to the expansive body of water separating Continental Europe and North America.

It is known that many pilgrims doing The Walk of St. James continue to make their way to Cabo de Finisterre for a 'burning ritual' after having completed their journey to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.

To mark the end of their pilgrimage, the pilgrims follow the tradition of burning their clothing and boots here. Great for those whose shoes haven't been kind to their feet!

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