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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  • 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.
  • This was the location of the first international world youth day. Monument to Pope John Paul II and his legacy. Park is sparce and poorly maintained.
  • A lovely place with amazing views. You can just stop for a break on the Camino, or go here for a picnic. Only problem is that there are no public toilets. But there are several cafes in the village.
  • Cool experience for everyone coming to Santiago from the Camino. The sculpture and the view are inspiring. So is the growing crowd of pilgrims making their way into the city.
  • Top of Mount do Gozo. First view of Santiago de Compostela with a rather ugly memorial. Don't miss to visit the beautiful chapel right before you leave this place!

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