There is no direct translation for Muxía, but we would like to think that its sonorous name is a reflection of its charm. It is a fishing village with a population of 5000 within the Fisterra area in the A Coruña province. Its bustling yet calm life evolves around the ocean sea that hugs and breaks the peninsula where the city is sited. The port, the fishermen associations, the fish drying areas, the fishing nets covering the streets, the beaches and promenade are all identity signs of one of the most picturesque village of the Galician coastline.
Muxía maintains it authenticity even though tourism has become an important part of the local economy for the last decade. Not far from the sea, there is also an appealing artistic heritage that brings thousands of visitors each year, captivated by the beauty and mysticism of places like Virxe da Barca sanctuary or Moraime monastery, but also by the cultural legacy of the likes of Gonzalo López Abente ou Xervasio Paz Lestón.
Every second Sunday of September, Muxía is magnified with the religious pilgrimage of Virxe da Barca, a festivity with regional repercussion, where music, tradition and mysticism come together for visitors to have one of the most intense experience A Costa da Morte has to offer.