The Credencial

La credencial es el pasaporte del peregrino

The credential is the pilgrim’s passport. It is a document we have to show in hostels where we sleep during the Camino de Santiago. The credential is the same for all the pilgrims (on foot, bicycle or horse), but never for motor vehicles.

This card gives you access to hostels for pilgrims and get special discounts on cultural and religious centers (museums, monasteries etc.).

To obtain this document, essential in the way, you only have to go to any of the Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago, but also in parishes or shelters usually provide it. Even if you have started the road with no credentials, it is possible to get one at a shelter. And always remember that you must present your ID or passport along with the credential.

There are different credentials. The officer has 14 pages. It is processed and printed by the Pilgrim Reception Office from the Cathedral of Santiago and are subsequently sent to the parishes and associations that request.
In addition to the official, there are other equally valid credentials: some associations that facilitate the Way, both domestic and foreign and Accreditation Jacobean University. The latter was born in 2012 Alumni Association of the University of Navarra along with Spanish universities located in the French Way. More information: http://www.campus-stellae.org

The Compostela (commonly and erroneously called the Compostelana)  is the official certification from the Catholic Church to the pilgrims on the Camino religiously motivated.

The compostela is delivered only to those who have made the pilgrimage at least the last 100 kilometers walking or  the last 200 kilometers by bike or horseback.
Another requirement is related to the minimum age, which is set to 10 years, although children under 10 can  get it  if they have done the first communion.
The “compostela” is achieved by showing your pilgrim´s Credential with all the stamps of different stages and hostels you have been sleeping.

The document is written in Latin Compostela.

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    The credential is the pilgrim’s passport. It is a document we have to show in hostels where we sleep during the Camino de Santiago. The credential is the same for all the pilgrims (on foot, bicycle or horse), but never for motor vehicles.

    This card gives you access to hostels for pilgrims and get special discounts on cultural and religious centers (museums, monasteries etc.).

    To obtain this document, essential in the way, you only have to go to any of the Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago, but also in parishes or shelters usually provide it. Even if you have started the road with no credentials, it is possible to get one at a shelter. And always remember that you must present your ID or passport along with the credential.

    There are different credentials. The officer has 14 pages. It is processed and printed by the Pilgrim Reception Office from the Cathedral of Santiago and are subsequently sent to the parishes and associations that request.
    In addition to the official, there are other equally valid credentials: some associations that facilitate the Way, both domestic and foreign and Accreditation Jacobean University. The latter was born in 2012 Alumni Association of the University of Navarra along with Spanish universities located in the French Way. More information: http://www.campus-stellae.org

    The Compostela (commonly and erroneously called the Compostelana)  is the official certification from the Catholic Church to the pilgrims on the Camino religiously motivated.

    The compostela is delivered only to those who have made the pilgrimage at least the last 100 kilometers walking or  the last 200 kilometers by bike or horseback.
    Another requirement is related to the minimum age, which is set to 10 years, although children under 10 can  get it  if they have done the first communion.
    The “compostela” is achieved by showing your pilgrim´s Credential with all the stamps of different stages and hostels you have been sleeping.

    The document is written in Latin Compostela.

    Comparte y disfruta

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