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Finisterre, the pagan origins of the route

Date: 11/11/2019

The way of St. James is well known as a Christian pilgrimage, but not all the people that decide to start the journey have the same reasons to take the back pack and start the walk. Some pilgrims, decide to take the route as a way to discover themselves and reconnect with their thoughs, the people and nature, and that is exactly the origins of the route, because, did you know the route that goes through the way of St. James did not have originally christian origins?

Pagans used to walk across the north of Spain to finish their path in Finisterra (know as "The end of the world"), burn their clothes and watch the sunset from the amazing Finisterre Cliff. This journey was a ritual that symbolized the death of the previous life to be reborned after the experience, to change and recharge the energy of the pilgrim.

 

Now, you can also follow the ancient route that finish in Finisterre.

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