Round trip from Negreira
RP 11 View towards Fisterra Lighthouse
Costa de la Muerte; "Death Coast". Rocky headlands, winding inlets, small fishing towns, plunging cliffs, wide sweeping bays and many a remote, sandy beach – this is the eerily beautiful 'Coast of Death'.
This route starts from Negreira and heads towards the spectacular coastline that this area is known for by following the DP-5602. This road is surfaced along it's entire length but is very narrow in places as you pass through the forestry areas. It has a feeling of a forest trail in places as the trees are so close and the road so narrow, very enjoyable though. The route reaches the coast and then you cross over the Lancano Bridge and follow the coastline. There are many view points to stop for photo's and a particularly good one is at RP 9 where you have the spectacular coast in front of you and a great view of the Xallas Dam behind you.
The route now heads for Cape Finisterre which is the last stopover for pilgrims who make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The legendary Lighthouse of Finisterre was constructed in the year of 1853 at the tip of Cape Finisterre. When the skies are clear and the sun is shining brightly, one can enjoy the view of the famous Galician lighthouse from up to 30 kilometers out at sea. The lighthouse is a reminder of numerous marine battles that occurred between the French and English around the cape. Furthermore, countless shipwrecks from ancient and current times rest on the bottom of the Atlantic. Due to its bloody history and jagged coastline, the jagged coast of Finisterre is often, aptly called the Coast of Death.
I would suggest a lunch stop at Finisterre after visiting the lighthouse, there are many restaurants there with something to please everyone.
Further up the coast is Cape Touriñan, the most western point in Spain and another lighthouse. The western point of the cape, called Os Buxeirados, has a series of rocks that go into the sea around 300 to 400 metres, known as A Laxe de Buxeirados or Bajos de Buxeirados. These rocks have proved dangerous for navigation, causing some serious shipwrecks.
We head to the end of the Death Coast now and visit the remote and exposed chapel St Adrián at RP 22 with beautiful coastal views.
The route now heads back to the start point at Negreira using a mixture of rural and trunk roads.
I have awarded this route with 4 stars**** The roads are good and the scenery and attractions are very good.

RP 4 Lancano Bridge
RP 12 Fisterra Lighthouse
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About this region
Galicia (; Ukrainian and Rusyn: Галичина, Halyčyna; Polish: Galicja; Czech and Slovak: Halič; German: Galizien; Hungarian: Galícia/Kaliz/Gácsország/Halics; Romanian: Galiția/Halici; Russian: Галиция, Galitsiya; Yiddish: גאַליציע‎ Galitsiye) is a historical and geographic region between Central and Eastern Europe. It was once the small Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia and later a crown land of Austria-Hungary, the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, which straddled the modern-day border between Poland and Ukraine. The area, named after the medieval city of Halych, was first mentioned in Hungarian historical chronicles in the year 1206 as Galiciæ. In 1253 Prince Daniel of Galicia was crowned the King of Rus (Latin: Rex Rusiae) or King of Ruthenia following the Mongol invasion in Ruthenia (Kievan Rus). In 1352 the Kingdom of Poland annexed the Kingdom of Galicia and Volhynia as the Ruthenian Voivodeship (Latin: Palatinatus Russiae). The nucleus of historic Galicia lies within the modern regions of western Ukraine: the Lviv, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk oblasts near Halych. In the 18th century, territories that later became part of the modern Polish regions of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Subcarpathian Voivodeship and Silesian Voivodeship were added to Galicia. It covers much of such historic regions as Red Ruthenia (centered on Lviv) and Lesser Poland (centered in Kraków). Galicia became contested ground between Poland and Ruthenia from medieval times, and in the 20th century between Poland and Ukraine. In the 10th century, several cities were founded in Galicia, such as Volodymyr and Jaroslaw, whose names mark their connections with Grand Princes of Kiev. There is considerable overlap between Galicia and Podolia (to the east) as well as between Galicia and south-west Ruthenia, especially in a cross-border region (centred on Carpathian Ruthenia) inhabited by various nationalities.
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