Holiday in Santiago de Compostela

MUXIA: The economy of Muxia. like many of the small fishing ports around the coast, has suffered in recent years. Along with the severe weather along the western seaboard it shows the effect of its extreme location. It doesn’t appear to have yet grasped the potential that lies in the resurgence of interest in pilgrimage. Perhaps this is a blessing in disguise, as it remains largely undeveloped with few tourists outside the brief summer season (and festival in September). However, accommodation is limited and pilgrims are beginning to discover the beauty of this remote headland as evidenced in the many enquiries received at the recently opened information centre. The name Muxfa is perhaps derived from Mongia or land of monks. It has certainly been long associated with religious endeavour. The parish church of Santa Maria has Romanesque elements. A newly paved path links it with La Barca. A walk around the harbour and through the old town will acquaint you with an authentic Galician fishing village.

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There is no journey upon this earth that a man could not make if he sets his heart upon it. There are no mountains and no rivers that he cannot cross if he sets his heart upon it. He who knows how to go about it can live comfortably even in hell.

The Practical Path: This is another long day but over half is on forest tracks through eucalyptus which provides shelter from the wind and rain or possible shade from the sun. Refreshments and bocadillos are available in Os Muinos (4.4 km) Quintals (9.9 km) Senande (15.1 km) and Dumbna (20.2 km).

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