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. 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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  • I was expecting wonderful views, something special... and simply a mountain, some statues and little else...
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  • Reachable from the Centre of Santiago de Compostela (Plaza Galicia) by bus "empresa freire" direction airport LAVACOLLA/san Marcos and then walk in a few minutes ... Evocative place not to be missed.
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  • This place has above all a sentimental origin. After the long journey and ascent to the mountain you see far Santiago de Compostela. Full of feelings, joy, tears, etc. Not be how to explain it
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  • Lovely well maintained park. Nice walking paths. Along the camino frances. I took a break here and enjoyed the view
  • Excelent view sight to Santiago de Compostela city and the Cathedral
  • Beautiful architecture. A place where you can stay to retrieve your all memories.
  • On top of the hill overlooking Santiago, great views. Monument is outstanding and lovely the way the sun shines through the glass cross on top. Wonderful.
  • Nice place on My camino
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