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Monte do Gozo, Santiago de Compostela

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • Almost all the peregrios that reach the Mount of joy conforms to see the monument to the Pope. 300 metres further down, few come to the monument of the pelegrino, near the cypress trees.
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  • This known santiagues mountain, offers a beautiful panoramic view of SANTIAGO... with the Cathedral in the background.
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  • Object is a hill located on the way to San Diego, dressed as pilgrims of the past two. Can't see the Santiago Church Hill unfortunately, but was good
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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.