Muxía, the quaint fishing village on the ‘Costa da Morte’ (Coast of Death) celebrates its Romaría da Virxe da Barca between the 13th and the 16th of September. Lots of pilgrims decide to keep walking 90 km more until Muxia, after reaching Santiago de Compostela. You might also want to read our post about Why do people walk to Finisterre and Muxia?
If you are walking the Camino on September, you might want to attend to the “Romeria Nosa Señora da Barca”.
You will witness an interesting mix of pagan and religious traditions in a stunning setting that it has been held since the 14th century.
The procession to the Virgen de la Barca Shrine and its mythical rocks attracts crowds of people. Many people visit this beautiful medieval shrine by the ocean with the mission of rocking (abalar) the Rocking Stone (Pedra de Abalar) and walk 9 times under the ‘Pedra dos Cadrís’ (Back Stone), both said to have curative powers.
On this day, as well as sampling the caldereta (fish stew), typical of the region.