Monte do Gozo, Santiago de Compostela

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. Add Monte do Gozo and other attractions to your Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary using our Santiago de Compostela sightseeing planner.
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  • This is one of the landmarks experienced at the end of the Camino about 3 miles from the city centre. Interesting piece of sculpture, older church, nice rest stop.  more »
  • Monte do Gozo (Hill of joy) is the last hill on the Camino de Santiago before reaching Santiago de Compostela. From this hill the pilgrims can see the three spires of the cathedral for the first time....  more »
  • Upon arriving to the destination of Santiago de Compostela this was a surreal moment as you approach and reminisce your journey on the el camino  more »
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  • I love this place. I stopped near here for my last night before arriving at Santiago. It's a wonderful resting place too if you're on your way in. Pause, take a breath and enjoy your last few kilometers to the city. It is a wonderful expression of love from the Catholic Church's world youth day.
  • Nice view. Going down and forward to Santiago de Compostela
  • I was more than surprised how clean it was. From the outside it looks rather nasty but inside was immaculate.
  • nice views. the monument... is a question of taste
  • Historic monument visited by John Paul II. Last stop before arriving at Santiago de Compostela on the famous pilgrimage. A great place to spend the last night. Great views and definitely a place to remember.
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