The last pilgrim cruceiro

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Over the course of the last few days we have been thinking about the monuments in northwest Spain known as the cruceiro (see here, here, and here). The one pictured here rises near the lighthouse on Cape Fisterra. It overlooks the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean as well as the zero-marker for those following the Camino to this cape at the “end of the world” (more on this another day).

A Portuguese inscription on the pedestal of this cruceiro reads, “CRUZ DA COSTA DA MORTE 1987.” It is a “Crucifix of the Coast of Death 1987,” a recent addition to the assembly of wayside crosses in the Galician hills.


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We have many travel experiences planned for 2019 (see list here). These are often organized on behalf of educational institutions or for church groups. If you are a leader who is interested in crafting a unique travel opportunity for your organization or if you are an individual who would like to join a group, shoot me an email at markziese@gmail.com.