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Reviewed 11 November 2018

This is one of the landmarks experienced at the end of the Camino about 3 miles from the city centre. Interesting piece of sculpture, older church, nice rest stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Monte do Gozo (Hill of joy) is the last hill on the Camino de Santiago before reaching Santiago de Compostela. From this hill the pilgrims can see the three spires of the cathedral for the first time. On top of the hill there is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gonen2014
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Upon arriving to the destination of Santiago de Compostela this was a surreal moment as you approach and reminisce your journey on the el camino

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Izonhim2007
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is an interesting monument and basically the first glimpse you get of the Cathedral of Santiago. Many pilgrims walk over 500 miles to this point with the Cathedral as their goal so to first glimpse is a moment of joy - thus the name...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 806skiph
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Somewhat disappointing due to the poor maintenance of the terrain. There needs to be better maintenance of the gardens and there needs to be ablution facilities

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marxj20
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This monument is in a park that has a number of attractions. When I visited the grounds were not well groomed. This statue is barely visitable on approach from the East which diminished, for me, some of the excitement of arriving. A more meaningful statue...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This is the last stop before the pelegrinos get to the city and it is exciting to watch them and see their excitement of finally making it thus far.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank pandabear6
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Based on TA reviews which mentioned the lovely views of Santiago de Compostela, my family and I walked here from the town center. It was a beautiful, clear day, and we thought our trek would be amply rewarded. First, it's a good 3-4 miles from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

a great place to gather your thoughts prior to arriving in Santiago de Compostela, and get a final picture with some friends

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael8971
Reviewed 15 July 2018

It means a lot if you have walked the Camino, and has some great views over Santiago de Compostela, but the murals and sculpture seemed all a bit tatty and tired to me. Needs a good clean up and some rejuvenation.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GaryWhite2013
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