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Caligal

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CF April 4- May 12, 2018
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For my 2nd Camino I am planning to walk from Pamplona to Sarria then train to Porto and doing the CP to Santiago then walking Santiago-Finisterre-Muxia-Santiago. My question do I get my CP Compostela before i head out to the coast or can I wait till I get back to Santiago and get it and 2nd one for the 100kms to the Coast and back? Thanks
 

Raggy

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Camino Mozarabe Almeria (2017)
Cherhill to Canterbury - Pilgrims' Way (2018)
Via Francigena (2019)
1. Get your certificates together at the end. Then you don't have to carry or store your first Compostela during your walk to Finisterre and Muxia.

2. Get the CP Compostela immediately after your CP. While there, you can buy a tube to store it, which will come in handy when you receive your Finisterriana and Muxiana certificates.
 

Caligal

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CF April 4- May 12, 2018
CP April 2019
So I have the option of #1or #2? If i could get them at the same time i wouldnt have to wait in line twice, right?
 

Martyduc

Hunter Valley,Australia
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Frances Portuguese Finisterre Muxia Ingles Mozarabe VldP Sanabres Serrana Salvador Norte Espiritual
So I have the option of #1or #2? If i could get them at the same time i wouldnt have to wait in line twice, right?
I'm not sure,,, but I don't think you can get a Compostela by walking to Finesterre, Muxia and back to Santiago,,,, if that is what you are thinking
 

Raggy

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Camino Mozarabe Almeria (2017)
Cherhill to Canterbury - Pilgrims' Way (2018)
Via Francigena (2019)

Martyduc

Hunter Valley,Australia
Camino(s) past & future
Frances Portuguese Finisterre Muxia Ingles Mozarabe VldP Sanabres Serrana Salvador Norte Espiritual

Davey Boyd

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Seven Compostelas in Three years and counting......
I'm not sure,,, but I don't think you can get a Compostela by walking to Finesterre, Muxia and back to Santiago,,,, if that is what you are thinking
Yeah I've done it. If you walk either Finisterre - Muxia - Santiago or Muxia - Finisterre - Santiago both are over 100km. Get two sellos per day of course.

Davey
 

t2andreo

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C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
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To be clear, you can walk anywhere you want, on any Camino route, and in any order you choose. HOWEVER, one can ONLY qualify for the Compostela if one has walked the FINAL 100 km on any acknowledged route into Santiago.

So, walking from St. Jean Pied de Port to Sarria qualifies you for nothing. But walking from Sarria to Santiago qualifies you for the Compostela. it is all about actually arriving at the religious focus of the entire pilgrimage...the relics of the Apostle Saint James (Santiago).

Practically speaking, on the...
  • Camino Frances, you need to walk at least from Sarria to Santiago (118 km).
  • Camino Portuguese, you need to walk at least from Tui to Santiago (107 km).
  • Camino Primitivo, you must walk from the town BEFORE Lugo, Lugo is 99 km from Santiago.
  • Camino Invierno, you must walk at least from Monforte de Lemos
  • Other Caminos have similar minimal distance points...
Also, you do not need to get your Compostela immediately on arrival. You could finish all of your walking then queue once. If you are going to seek two Compostelas for doing two routes, each consisting of at least 100 km, BE SURE YOU HAVE TWO DISTINCT CREDENCIALES.

Coming the first thing the morning after arrival is a good way to avoid the long lines. The pilgrim office opens at 0800, seven days a week.

Hope this helps to clarify.
 

Martyduc

Hunter Valley,Australia
Camino(s) past & future
Frances Portuguese Finisterre Muxia Ingles Mozarabe VldP Sanabres Serrana Salvador Norte Espiritual
Yeah I've done it. If you walk either Finisterre - Muxia - Santiago or Muxia - Finisterre - Santiago both are over 100km. Get two sellos per day of course.

Davey
I'm very happy to learn more everyday,,, and I'm often wrong
 

Caligal

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF April 4- May 12, 2018
CP April 2019
To be clear, you can walk anywhere you want, on any Camino route, and in any order you choose. HOWEVER, one can ONLY qualify for the Compostela if one has walked the FINAL 100 km on any acknowledged route into Santiago.

So, walking from St. Jean Pied de Port to Sarria qualifies you for nothing. But walking from Sarria to Santiago qualifies you for the Compostela. it is all about actually arriving at the religious focus of the entire pilgrimage...the relics of the Apostle Saint James (Santiago).

Practically speaking, on the...
  • Camino Frances, you need to walk at least from Sarria to Santiago (118 km).
  • Camino Portuguese, you need to walk at least from Tui to Santiago (107 km).
  • Camino Primitivo, you must walk from the town BEFORE Lugo, Lugo is 99 km from Santiago.
  • Camino Invierno, you must walk at least from Monforte de Lemos
  • Other Caminos have similar minimal distance points...
Also, you do not need to get your Compostela immediately on arrival. You could finish all of your walking then queue once. If you are going to seek two Compostelas for doing two routes, each consisting of at least 100 km, BE SURE YOU HAVE TWO DISTINCT CREDENCIALES.

Coming the first thing the morning after arrival is a good way to avoid the long lines. The pilgrim office opens at 0800, seven days a week.

Hope this helps to clarify.
Hi Tom, thanks so much for your very concise answer. If i want a Compostela for the Camino out to Finisterre-Muxia and back to Santiago where would i get my 1st sello and would it be the same 2stamps a day requirement?
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
I'm not sure,,, but I don't think you can get a Compostela by walking to Finesterre, Muxia and back to Santiago,,,, if that is what you are thinking
You get a different Compostela walking to Finisterre and Muxia. You just go into the offices in those cities and show them your passport with the stamps from Santiago and you will receive them.
 

t2andreo

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Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
Hi Tom, thanks so much for your very concise answer. If i want a Compostela for the Camino out to Finisterre-Muxia and back to Santiago where would i get my 1st sello and would it be the same 2stamps a day requirement?
As you are seeking to walk a 100 Km circular tour, I would resume the practice of getting a sello where you sleep for the night, starting when you leave Santiago, and at another place you stop during the day, like a cafe... Inside the 100 km boundary, they always look for the 2 stamps per day especially if that is the limit to how far you walked.
 

Caligal

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF April 4- May 12, 2018
CP April 2019
As you are seeking to walk a 100 Km circular tour, I would resume the practice of getting a sello where you sleep for the night, starting when you leave Santiago, and at another place you stop during the day, like a cafe... Inside the 100 km boundary, they always look for the 2 stamps per day especially if that is the limit to how far you walked.
👍👍!!
 

Davey Boyd

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Seven Compostelas in Three years and counting......
You get a different Compostela walking to Finisterre and Muxia. You just go into the offices in those cities and show them your passport with the stamps from Santiago and you will receive them.
No, not quite. You can claim the Finisteriana (I think it is called) on arriving in Finisterre. You can claim the Muxiana in Muxia. If you walk back to Santiago over 100km with two sellos a day you can claim the compostella also. Same one you receive from walking from Sarria etc. See 2tandreo's post above.

Davey
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
No, not quite. You can claim the Finisteriana (I think it is called) on arriving in Finisterre. You can claim the Muxiana in Muxia. If you walk back to Santiago over 100km with two sellos a day you can claim the compostella also. Same one you receive from walking from Sarria etc. See 2tandreo's post above.

Davey
Isn't that kind of what I said????? haha. I got my whatever it is called in Finisterre and it is not a Compostela but who cares haha.
 

Davey Boyd

Veteran Member
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Seven Compostelas in Three years and counting......
Isn't that kind of what I said????? haha. I got my whatever it is called in Finisterre and it is not a Compostela but who cares haha.
You are right, I just read it you meant you could not get a compostela also! Sorry! :)
 

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