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Certificate for walking half Camino in Sahagun

Carolyn Gwin

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Camino(s) past & future
May 2018
May 2019
Please share the locations in Sahagun that give certificates for walking there from SJPdP. I’ve read that there is a church and a museum that gives them out.
Thanks!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
Please share the locations in Sahagun that give certificates for walking there from SJPdP. I’ve read that there is a church and a museum that gives them out.
Thanks!
It is one place. It used to be a convent or something but is now a museum.

This is where I got mine in 2015. Santuario de la Virgen Peregrina:

Edit: This seems to be the same place mentioned by Rebekah below as it is on the hill.

For a translation of what is on the certificate see this post: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/accomodation-san-juan-de-ortega.60251/#post-708793
 
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Rebekah Scott

Camino Busybody
Camino(s) past & future
Many, various, and continuing.
The Church of San Francisco is where you get those, it is up on the hill on the south side of the town. A cool place for a look around, too! Not sure about the museum... could be the museum at the Benedictinas convent is giving those out, too, but I don't know for sure.
 
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CF 2013
CP 2015
VdlP/Sanabres 2016/2017
Camino de Madrid Sept 2018
I believe they issue a certificate in Sahagun to pilgrims who complete the Camino de Madrid.
 

Bala

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Camino Frances (SJPdP-Burgos, 2015)
Camino Frances (Burgos-Sarria, 2018)
Sarria-Santiago (Oct. 2018)
It is one place. It used to be a convent or something but is now a museum.

This is where I got mine in 2015. Santuario de la Virgen Peregrina:

Edit: This seems to be the same place mentioned by Rebekah below as it is on the hill.

For a translation of what is on the certificate see this post: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/accomodation-san-juan-de-ortega.60251/#post-708793
This is where I received mine last April (2018). The ruins of the church/monastery have been reconstructed, and it is now a contemporary art museum. I handed my credential to the woman at the desk, paid the fee (3€ if I recall), and she prepared the certificate while I viewed the exhibits.

There were some "interesting" displays when I was there, but there was also a temporary photographic exhibit of scenes along various caminos that I thought was excellent.
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJP - Burgos (2013), Burgos - Sahagun (2014), Sahagun - Astorga (May 2015), Astorga - Sarria (2016),
I got mine there also and saw the exhibition that Bala mentions. They seem to change the exhibition every few years as I was also there a few years prior to 2018 and there was then a fantastic exhibition of scale models of churches and cathedrals.
 

Rhysmike

Member
Camino(s) past & future
St. Jean to Santiago (Apr to June 2014); St. Jean to Finisterre (Apr to May 2016); Via Francigena - Lausanne to Rome (Sep to October 2016)
It is one place. It used to be a convent or something but is now a museum.

This is where I got mine in 2015. Santuario de la Virgen Peregrina:

Edit: This seems to be the same place mentioned by Rebekah below as it is on the hill.

For a translation of what is on the certificate see this post: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/accomodation-san-juan-de-ortega.60251/#post-708793
My thinking is that if this became popular the museum would struggle to cope with many pilgrims. It works ok if there aren’t many and you have time to look at the museum while the attendant processes the certificate.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
My thinking is that if this became popular the museum would struggle to cope with many pilgrims. It works ok if there aren’t many and you have time to look at the museum while the attendant processes the certificate.
There is much more to see in churches along the way than in the sanctuary here. That is rather bare. Did you see the pictures that came with the Google Maps link? I remember it saying 351 pictures. A good number of them are the 360 degree view type like Google Streetview. You can see that there isn't a lot to grab a pilgrim's attention.

In the back though some of the ancient ruined parts have been modernized and show temporary installations. We were spending a layup in Sahagun and the day we visited the museum it was raining. We spent hours looking at black and white photos of rural Spain in the 40s and 50s. Probably we would have done the same on a good day too. If you are passing through Sahagun though I don't think the back would keep you in town long. The link shows pictures of this area too.
 

Bala

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (SJPdP-Burgos, 2015)
Camino Frances (Burgos-Sarria, 2018)
Sarria-Santiago (Oct. 2018)
My thinking is that if this became popular the museum would struggle to cope with many pilgrims. It works ok if there aren’t many and you have time to look at the museum while the attendant processes the certificate.
Based on when I was there, that will be a long time coming. Long time. And they'd probably be very happy to have that many visitors. I was the only one there the afternoon I arrived, although 4 others from my albergue stopped in later.

My guess, and it is only a guess, is that this may have been initiated as much to get pilgrims to stop in as anything else. It's a few blocks off the Camino, so many just keep on walking.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances/SJPP 2015, 2016, 2018
Way of St. Francis, Italy 2017
Portuguese/Finisterre 2018 (2019)
Be sure to check their hours before walking there. If I remember they close in the middle of the day for Siesta.
 

Stephen

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Twice walked from St Jean to Estella and once from Sarria to Santiago. Maybe someday I'll find the time to do the entire walk.
I've found the time. Just completed SJPP to Santiago. 25 Aug to 1st Oct, 2016.
And now the Portuguese from Lisbon.
I think it doesn't open until 10AM which is probably too late for pilgrims who plan to look in before starting a days walk. It's better to go in the evening .
When I went there was an art exhibition. There's also a mummy and a few skulls on display in a cabinet.
 

KimR

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Future Camino Francés April 2018
Please share the locations in Sahagun that give certificates for walking there from SJPdP. I’ve read that there is a church and a museum that gives them out.
Thanks!
I was there last May. It was worth a short detour, up a hill when leaving Sahagun. The place was open at different times during the week. I found out the schedule by connecting with the ‘pilgrim telephone’ of my fellow pilgrims walking at the same pace. The certificate costs about 3€ - which is also allows you to tour the museum while they prepare your certificate. The museum is a cool & quiet respite on a hot day. The certificate is beautiful. It can be quite emotional for some people receiving the certificate. They do not sell tubes so I mailed it home at the Correos in Leon. The Correos person in Leon helped to pack the certificate so it would not be bent during transit. Good luck !
 
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