Cape Finisterre

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Finisterre, Cape

(fĭnĭstâr`) [Lat. finis terrae=land's end], rocky promontory, extreme NW Spain, on the Atlantic coast of Galicia. Off the cape, the English won two naval battles against the French (1747, in the War of the Austrian Succession; 1805, in the Napoleonic Wars).
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ON a long distance walk to Cabo Finisterre (Lands End) in north-west Spain in May 2008 I developed an extremely painful blister on the sole of my left foot.
In north-west Spain (Galicia), there is Cabo Finisterre or Fisterra, which in Gallego means 'the end of the land'.
Indeed, the coastline by Cabo Finisterre is known as the Costa da Morte, the coast of death.
Antes, durante la Edad Media, una multitud de peregrinos afluyo de toda Europa a Santiago de Compostela para venerar las reliquias del santo, pero antes de emprender el viaje de regreso tenian que ir hacia la costa atlantica, cerca del cabo Finisterre : alli se alcanzaba la plena realizacion del ideal mistico que representaba el viaje a los confines occidentales de la tierra.