Official Pilgrim Credential, Pilgrim Passport
You need the Pilgrim Credential to sleep in albergues along the way and you’ll need an official one to show it at the Pilgrim’s Office to obtain your Pilgrim’s certificate “La Compostela”.
You can read all about ‘La Credencial’ at the official page of the Pilgrim’s Welcome Office (in English): Pilgrim’s Welcome Office.
While it is possible to simply obtain one of the many credentials in most of the big cities in Spain along the Camino, you might want to order it upfront and make sure you have an official one (approved and/or issued by the Cathedral).
Get it before you start your trip and get a stamp of your local church
It is nice to obtain it before you leave, since that will give you the opportunity to stamp it in your local town – We’re sure at least the local church will have some official stamp of its own!
The Credential we offer is an official one. We know, because we obtain them directly from The Pilgrim Office in Santiago de Compostela :-).
Get your gear and passport together: all in this one-stop-shop for pilgrims to Santiago!
You should be able to fit ~54 stamps on one passport. If you need more, the general thing to do is to continue on a new credential.
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