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Monte do Gozo, Santiago de Compostela

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Monte do Gozo, or Hill of Joy, is the hill where pilgrims on the Way of St. James catch the first glimpse of their destination, the Cathedral of Santiago. Statues of pilgrims pointing the way stand at the top of the hill, inviting you to take a photo with them. There's an albergue, or hostel, for pilgrims wishing to rest before making the final leg of their journey to the cathedral. There's a small church here, as well as a few coffee shops where you can grab refreshments to enjoy with your view. Plan your Monte do Gozo visit and explore what else you can see and do in Santiago de Compostela using our Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary planner.
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  • First image on the city of pilgrims. This time of year a little rainy and cold ... the floor over there a little muddy, but it's worth it!
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  • It is the pilgrims saw Church in far hills. Weather is good, the Church seemed far away. Toward the church stood the statue of the Pilgrim.
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  • Said Hill of the Ode to joy from pilgrims who have walked a long way far away at Church pleased. Pilgrim statue pointing to the direction of the Church. When weather is nice and very pretty views.
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  • Last step in the Camino. Good views from here. There is a fountain if you need water for the last 2km.
  • Good place for sleep, and see the lights of Santiago before the last 5km. Clean, nice, big place.
  • A fantastic homage and photo opportunity for pilgrims as they approach Santiago...
  • Nice spot to stop and gather party members for your descent into Santiago
  • A beautiful and comfortable place blessed by JPII.