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Obviously a stamp can be obtained at a refugio, but where else? A list can be obtained of refugio locations, is their a list of locations where stamps can also be obtained? Thanks.
 
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Or the Guardia Civil in a random location will offer you one
 
Obviously a stamp can be obtained at a refugio, but where else? A list can be obtained of refugio locations, is their a list of locations where stamps can also be obtained? Thanks.
the stamping is somewhat informal and they all count. you will most likely end up getting most of your stamps at cafés (we call them bars here). if you're lucky, you might run into some churches that are open and have a stamp. the pilgrim's office does not require stamps from a preapproved list.

getting stamps is also a bit easier on the french way, at smaller towns and closer to galicia. don't be surprised if on some of the other routes, especially if you are far from santiago, stamps may not be that easy to get (eg. camino de madrid). your accommodation, however, no matter where, will always have a stamp.

by the way, most pilgrims and spaniards call the hostels: albergues, and not refugios. in spanish, a refugio is something else, similar to a mountain hut - a roof and four walls in the mountains where you can find shelter. the albergues are very different.

good luck and Buen Camino.
 
Any albergues,hotels, bars,restaurants, cafés, churches,cathedrals, ermitas, some police stations,some food trucks...
Indeed, I have sent a proposal to the Pilgrim Office in order to deliver several kind of Compostelas, according the stamps found on the credential, beside the standard one:
- for those who show a credential with bar stamps, a "Cervezeria" would be delivered, decorated with glass of beers.
- for food trucks or restaurant stamps, a "Comeria" with pimientos de Padrón, pieces of meat, and so on...
- ...
It would provide more diversity and would satisfy the collectors.
 
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by the way, most pilgrims and spaniards call the hostels: albergues, and not refugios. in spanish, a refugio is something else, similar to a mountain hut - a roof and four walls in the mountains where you can find shelter. the albergues are very different.
Perhaps @CVincer has been reading some older information on the Caminos. "Refugio" was the standard term for dedicated pilgrim accommodation for a number of years early in the Camino revival well before "albergue" became the norm. One of the oldest pilgrim albergues on the Frances in continuous use is Refugio Gaucelmo in Rabanal.
 
Obviously a stamp can be obtained at a refugio, but where else? A list can be obtained of refugio locations, is their a list of locations where stamps can also be obtained? Thanks.
If they created a list of everywhere that issues stamps, the list would be longer than the Camino. Most cafe's bars etc do them. Just ask . The natives are friendly . . . 🤣
 
If they created a list of everywhere that issues stamps, the list would be longer than the Camino. Most cafe's bars etc do them. Just ask . The natives are friendly . . . 🤣
The do have one,albeit not fully complete. Somewhere here on the Forum there is a post (or 2) with a link to a site with "all" the sellos and where to get them (maybe some Esteemed Member can find it?) - purely a collectors delight but again not necessary by any means
 
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You never need worry, if you find an open church, take some time to soak up the atmosphere, then look for the stamp, about 2/3rd of churches and chapels which are on the path will have one (although the pen probably won't work).
Every cafe and bar that you enter buy your coffee and just say "tiene un sello" waving your passport and they will find it.
There are even enterprising hobos offering a sello as an attraction in the midle of the woods to sell you a bottle of water.
I have even heard of some sites where they will draw something by hand in your passport if they don't have a stamp.

Your passport will become one of your most treasured mementos of your trip, more valuable than the Compostela (although I have just today queued 15 minutes to get yet another)
 
I have sellos / stamps from wineries, gas stations, convents, and every place mentioned in this string.

Basically, every business that sells goods or services must have a rubber stamp of some kind, to use in case the power goes out and they have to issue manual receipts. So, any place that does business will have an address stamp for their business. For Camino purposes, this is adequate to establish the location. Annotating it with a date establishes the date. Easy peasy.

Hope this helps.

Tom
 
I found this link / URL address recently:


Buen Camino
 
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Perhaps @CVincer has been reading some older information on the Caminos. "Refugio" was the standard term for dedicated pilgrim accommodation for a number of years early in the Camino revival well before "albergue" became the norm. One of the oldest pilgrim albergues on the Frances in continuous use is Refugio Gaucelmo in Rabanal.
I stayed there in2012. Unfortunately it has been closed the other few times I walked by because I walk late in the year. It is a wonderful place. I believe there is some magic there!
 
I found this link / URL address recently:


Buen Camino
This is where I found my sellos for my 2020 "Virtual" Camino - it's an impressive collection indeed.
 
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I really would like to add one or two Police stations to my Camino Passport. Any Idea which stations have the Sello ?
 
I really would like to add one or two Police stations to my Camino Passport. Any Idea which stations have the Sello ?
Any Guardia Civil Post and all Policia Nacional and/ Local will have a sello All you need is sufficient Spanish and the cojones to stick your head in the door and ask for one 😉
 
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I really would like to add one or two Police stations to my Camino Passport. Any Idea which stations have the Sello ?
A good number of Policía stations (and many Guarda Civil) have a sign in the window saying ‘don’t even think about it’.

If, on the other hand you encounter a ‘Guarda Civil Atención al peregrinos’ patrol, they’ll be delighted.
 
I really would like to add one or two Police stations to my Camino Passport. Any Idea which stations have the Sello ?
I don't know where you start ... at the beginning of the Camino Francés, you can get a Guardia Civil stamp for your pilgrim passport in the following Guardia Civil stations:

✅ Burguete
✅ Zubiri
✅ Pamplona
✅ Puente la Reina
✅ Estella
✅ Los Arcos
✅ Viana

I copied this list from the text accompanying a Guardia Civil video clip on Instagram. They created this special sello for Camino pilgrims a few years ago and you can get them in pretty much all major towns along the Camino Francés. This is in addition to their "Mobile Offices" during the pilgrimage season; these are Guardia Civil teams on foot, horseback, motorbike or patrol car along the Camino Francés but there is obviously no guarantee that you will encounter one of them and have a chance to ask for a sello.

Link to their Instagram clip: https://www.instagram.com/guardia_civil_navarra/reel/C6t0tUFs8mC/
 
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Capture d’écran 2024-06-21 à 22.36.13.png Guardia Civil "Atencion al peregrino" stamp. Notice that the modern credentials are due to Guardia Civil. In the 50's, Franco being el Caudillo, the guardia civil arrested some french pilgrims for "wandering". This is why the first pilgrim association decided to set a credential.
 
Remember you only need two stamps in the last 100 for the Compestela. A certificate of distance requires one per day. You can get them everywhere. Good luck
 
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A certificate of distance requires one per day. You can get them everywhere. Good luck
A certificate of distance requires a few euros.
I never have seen a Pilgrim Office Volunteer watching a whole credential before delivering it.
 
A certificate of distance requires a few euros.
I never have seen a Pilgrim Office Volunteer watching a whole credential before delivering it.
As a volunteer you get handed a 3m long credential with stamps and sellos all the way from Vienna to SdC and you look upon it with awe.
 

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