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Another Funny Camino Experience


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Holy Year from Pamplona 2010, SJPP 2011, Lisbon 2012, Le Puy 2013, Vezelay (partial watch this space!) 2014; 2015 Toulouse-Puenta la Reina (Arles)
My first Camino, Flew into cold bureaucratic Madrid in full Pelligrino regalia - hat scallop shell backpack - and asked the Immigration Police to also stamp my credencial. Not going to happen. Several years later, came in by way of Barcelona with full Pelligrino regalia - hat scallop shell backpack and a pin on my hat. Can you stamp my credencial as well? No problem! [MEDI

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jefferyonthecamino - Guidebooks
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Francés (1994) & (2013 - 2019)
Portugués (2015 - 2019)
de Madrid (2019)
Argentino/Inglés (2020)
i'm pretty sure it's the Spanish National Police that are in charge of immigration at all international arrivals to Spain, including Madrid and Barcelona (and Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Bilbao...). so my guess is, you were lucky in barcelona, or unlucky in madrid.

Chris Gi

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Did April through June 2018 from Pamplona to Santiago.
2020 May or end of September - NO!
2021 ?
That's Catalonia for you:)
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A few times
I have never tried it before, but I have heard that some of the police stations along the Camino will stamp credentials. Anyone experienced that before, and if so what kind of stamp is it? I mean what is the stamp depicting?


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