In Roman times it was believed to be the end of the known world. The name Finisterre, like that of Finistère in France, derives from the Latin finis terrae, meaning end of the earth. It is sometimes said to be the westernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula. However, Cabo da Roca in Portugal is about 16.5 kilometres (10.3 mi) further west and thus the westernmost point of continental Europe.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (60 km), Braga (Portugal) (164 km), Guimarães (Portugal) (178 km), Porto (Portugal) (199 km), Mosteiro da Batalha (360 km), Mosteiro de Alcobaça (372 km), Santillana del Mar (Spain) (422 km), Palácio Nacional de Mafra (439 km), Palácio Nacional de Sintra (454 km), Sintra Parks (455 km), Palácio Nacional da Pena (455 km), Palácio de Queluz (459 km), Lisbon (Portugal) (464 km), Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (465 km), Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (465 km), Valle de los Caídos (492 km), El Escorial Palace (496 km), Bilbao (Spain) (514 km), Museo Cerralbo (536 km), Estadio Bernabéu (537 km)