The Finisterre’s origins are lost in the darkness of time; there is evidence of its existence by the geographical uniqueness of this place that attracted the attention of the Greco-Roman geographers and historians, although the data provided by them lack the rigor of modern historiography.The origin of the pilgrimage to Finisterre is not certain. However, it is believed to date from pre-Christian times and was possibly associated with Finisterre’s status as the “edge of the world” In the area there are many remnants of pre-Christian beliefs and sacred locations. On Cape Finisterre, some claim that there is the “Altar Soli”, where the Celts engaged in sun worship and assorted rituals.The Monte Facho, on Cape Finisterre, was the place where the Celtic Nerios from Duio carried out their offerings and rites in honor of the sun.



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