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Monte do Gozo

Address: Carretera del Aeropuerto, 15820 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Monte do Gozo, or mount of joy, is the last stop on the Camino de Santiago before entering Santiago de Compostela. There is not much here, just a sleepy little village with a massive albergue (pilgrims' hostel) built almost like a huge army barracks or as some have called a huge stalag. The site is built on a slope with... More 

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Panama City Beach FL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Just another monument. They were selling cokes across the street. No restrooms. Really crowded. You are so tired by now, you just want to get to the cathedral. And the route carries you way off the beaten trail.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wonderful location as last rest spot before walking into Santiago on the Camino. Great large sculpture and statues and small chapel to get next to last sello for Pilgrim's passport.

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After long weeks on foot on the Camino, this is the pilgrim's first sight of Santiago de Compostela, and, while the view isn't exceptional, the moment itself is deeply emotional. A lovely spot on a sunny day.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great view of the cathedral and city from a distance. View from which early travellers would know they were coming to an end of their pilgrimmage

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El Paso
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Everything was great and beatiful during this trip. May be I have so much expectation for this. but once I was there, is not the view or the place I expected. no worth to spent time there. The only thing worth here is to see an Argentinian man who sells coins that he carves himself with a personal touch and... More 

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Estepona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We arrive very late at night with a large IMSERSO group. We were greeted in a very pleasant manner by the maitre de/restaurant manager (José Manuel?)and his staff. It is a large complex, basic and very clean. It is after all a stop for pilgrims on their route to Santiago de Compostela so we did not expect luxury. The weather... More 

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St. George, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This place wasn't that impressive. The statue is a strange looking conglomeration of shapes and materials. The anticipation of reaching the city might have put a hamper on my enthusiasm of seeing Monte de Gozo, though. There are a few food and drink stands there. I did buy a drawing from a teenage artist who was sketching on sight. It... More 

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Saltspring Is.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Monte de Gozo has a large monument that looks over and above the city of Santiago. A good photo op before entering the city. There are refreshments available and on a nice day a chance to take a break as it is the last stop before the city.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

There are some monuments and a small church where you can get a stamp for your Pilgrim Ceretificate. But if it is foggy, you won't be able to see the Cathedral spires. There is a group of coffee places and beware being short-changed at the last one on the right side. Sorry I don't know the name. Just know the... More 

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