According to calculations by the National Astronomical Observatory (OAN), spring in the northern hemisphere begins this Saturday, 20 March, at 10:37 a.m. EDT. This season will last 92 days and
The symbol of sunset on the Way of Saint James is the cornerstone of the natural heritage of this European cultural itinerary. There are thousands of pilgrims who at various moments along the year meet at numerous emblematic locations on the Way of Saint James to contemplate that magical minute of sunset. Those are visitors captivated by the same fascination that possibly took many people over the millennia to Fisterra to enjoy the same show…
There are many pagan rituals and legends about Ara Solis, sanctuary for worshiping the sun, a later Christianized altar, today occupied by the Hermitage of San Guillerme. According to some historians, the pilgrimage route to the final observation point, that point of the last sun, could be the origin of the medieval Way of Saint James.
Even today, many of the pilgrims who arrive to Santiago continue their way to Cape Fisterra, completing the mystical crossing. The same fascination that over the millennia called so many people to attend the transcendent show of sunset, full of symbolism.