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Monte do Gozo

Carretera del Aeropuerto, 15820 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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San Francisco, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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41 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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St. Louis
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We stayed here the night before entering Santiago on the Camino de Santiago. It is located only 4 kilometers from the Cathedral, so the location was wonderful. The facilities are less than amazing. The rooms feel cramped and are packed with 8 beds. Quiet time began at midnight (that's only a few hours before the average pilgrim is up and... More

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Hamar, Norway
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

the view was a bit disappointing. I thought it was possible to look down at the city, but it wasn´t. People all over the place, but I suppose you have to expect that, the last natural place to stop or rest before entering the city - and the Cathedral

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