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Camino Mozarabe credential and certificate (Compostela)

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Dear all,
I will be walking the Camino Mozarabe from Almeria to Merida and I am not sure about the credential book and compostela. Although I am ot finishing at Santiago will it be possible to get the compostela from Santiago or is there any other for of certificate for this walk. I already walked the Via de la Plata last year so I am not thinking of walking again this route.
Instead I will be going to Oviedo and walk the primittivo to Santaigo after I arrive in Merida.
Thanks for your help,
regards,
ray
 

Raggy

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Although I am ot finishing at Santiago will it be possible to get the compostela from Santiago or is there any other for of certificate for this walk.
AFAIK, there is no certificate. But I think that there is a particular resonance to your itinerary, since Merida is the site of the Basilica of Saint Eulalia and Oviedo is where Saint Eulalia's remains were transferred in 780.

Eulalia was venerated by Iberian Christians long before the pilgrimage of Santiago. I have read that there was a significant tradition of pilgrimage to Merida in the early Christian Era.

I recommend getting your last stamp on the Camino Mozarabe at the Basilica of Santa Eulalia in Merida and visit the crypt where you can see 2,000 years of history.
 
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Sit down with a graphic designer when you get home (or even in Santiago, which is a university city with many competent artists) and do your own. It may become the first of many!
 

Via2010

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I do not think, they issue a specific certificate in Mérida. But you will get a compostela for completing the Camino Primitivo.

Besides this, only the "certificado de distancia" (which costs 3 € and is only issued on request) states the beginning and the ending of your journey. For the compostela it does not make a difference.

Thus I think it is reasonable to take the credencial for the Mozarabe and finish it in Mérida (perhaps with a stamp of Sta. Eulalia as suggested) and then get a new credencial in Oviedo to do the Primitivo.
 

Raggy

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Besides this, only the "certificado de distancia" (which costs 3 € and is only issued on request) states the beginning and the ending of your journey. For the compostela it does not make a difference.
Does the Santiago Pilgrim office issue certificates of distance for walks that did not end in Santiago?
That would be quite a nice way to commemorate the walk from Almeria to Merida.
Sit down with a graphic designer when you get home (or even in Santiago, which is a university city with many competent artists) and do your own. It may become the first of many!
If you ask nicely, the children at the school with the CAMINO MOZARABE sign (CEIP Nuestra Señora de la Antigua Merida) would probably draw one for you. :)
 

Via2010

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06/07 & 12 Camino Francés, 08-10 Via de la Plata, 13/14 & 17 Camino Portugués, 18 Camino Primitivo
Does the Santiago Pilgrim office issue certificates of distance for walks that did not end in Santiago?
That would be quite a nice way to commemorate the walk from Almeria to Merida.
The "certificate de distancia" also requires an arrival in Santiago, but states for example that you have walked 334 km on the "Camino Primitivo" from Oviedo to Santiago, beginning on dd.mm.yy and ending on dd.mm.yy, whereas the compostela only states that you have come to visit Santiago on religious motives (for which they consider it sufficient evidence that you have walked the last 100 km at least).
 

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