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Compostelas in Finisterra

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Laura Gruen

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Camino(s) past & future
From Roncesvalles beginning April 13, 2015
I walked the Camino Frances last spring and plan to walk Santiago to Finisterra in September. Can I get a compostela for just that last part, or do I need to bring proof that I completed the SJP to Santiago part to apply for a compostela in Finisterra?
 

falcon269

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Camino(s) past & future
LePuy, Frances, Aragones, Ingles, Vezelay, Toulosana, Muxia, Fisterra, Portugues, Sanabres
Only the Cathedral issues compostelas. Others may issue some sort of certificate of completion. :)

They set their own criteria.
 

Tincatinker

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Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
A Fisterana, a certificate of completion, is issued by the Concello de Fisterra and is available from the Municipal Albergue. A Credencial dedicated to the Camino Fisterra is available from the Galician Tourist Office in Rua Vilar in Santiago. Make sure you get a minimum of two stamps per day. If you walk on to Muxia via Lires (get a stamp) you can also claim a Muxiana. Neither will get you out of Purgatory but they look pretty on my study wall :p

Edit: I believe that if you walk the entire Santiago / Fisterra / Muxia / Santiago triangle you will be able to request a Compostella as you would have walked more than 100K to Santiago. But you might want to check that one out with the Pilgrims' Office.
 

peregrina2000

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One little addition to these posts -- if you walk into Muxia from Santiago, you are eligible for another "certificate" -- but if you want it,make sure you get your credential stamped in Lires, the town half way between Finisterre and Muxia. If you walk from Santiago to Muxia to Finisterre, of course, you won't have walked that stretch yet when you get to Muxia, but make sure you have stamps from reasonably spaced intervals. Whether it's a reality or not, the people in Muxia seem to think there are a lot of potential "cheaters" out there who want their Muxiana without having really walked.

And yes, Tinkater, John has confirmed in the past that if you walk 100 km INTO Santiago, you are eligible for the Compostela.
 

AlanB

Active Member
only from personal experience, if you end up in Muxia/Fisterra, and have a stamp from sjdp..you will get your certificate
 

Laura Gruen

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
From Roncesvalles beginning April 13, 2015
A Fisterana, a certificate of completion, is issued by the Concello de Fisterra and is available from the Municipal Albergue. A Credencial dedicated to the Camino Fisterra is available from the Galician Tourist Office in Rua Vilar in Santiago. Make sure you get a minimum of two stamps per day. If you walk on to Muxia via Lires (get a stamp) you can also claim a Muxiana. Neither will get you out of Purgatory but they look pretty on my study wall :p

Edit: I believe that if you walk the entire Santiago / Fisterra / Muxia / Santiago triangle you will be able to request a Compostella as you would have walked more than 100K to Santiago. But you might want to check that one out with the Pilgrims' Office.
That is just what I had hoped. Thanks for the info.
 

Larazet

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances "2013" had to stop half way due to tendonitis ... Continuing May 2014..postponed to 2015. SdC to Muxia 2016.
Do we get anything with our old (or new) credentials walking from Santiago to Muxia?
 

Tincatinker

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Camino(s) past & future
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Yes, as we've said above, you can get a Muxiana. A particularly pretty bit of paper. Obtainable from the municipal albergue but as @peregrina2000 says the Muxians seem very particular that you have walked so get as many sellos as you can manage as you go and in particular if you walk from Fisterrra to Muxia get a stamp in Lires. If you walk directly from Santiago to Muxia you do get to stay in the spectacular Albergue at Dumbria and on a good day get to eat the Albondigas at O Arxentino :cool:
 

mspath

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
As Tincatinker notes the Dumbria albergue is spectacular! It is located on the eastern side of the village next to the local sport hall. If when you arrive the large glass door appears closed just push it, enter and choose a bunk. The helpful hospitalero arrives about 17:00 to stamp your Crendencial and take the fee. Great showers plus sub-floor heat in winter.
 

supersullivan

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria-Santiago 2012. SJPP-Santiago-Finisterre-Muxia 2013. Ponferrada-Santiago June 2014. Leon-Santiago-Finisterre September 2014. April-May 2015: SJPP- S de C- Finisterre -Muxia- S de C.
A Fisterana, a certificate of completion, is issued by the Concello de Fisterra and is available from the Municipal Albergue. A Credencial dedicated to the Camino Fisterra is available from the Galician Tourist Office in Rua Vilar in Santiago. Make sure you get a minimum of two stamps per day. If you walk on to Muxia via Lires (get a stamp) you can also claim a Muxiana. Neither will get you out of Purgatory but they look pretty on my study wall :p

Edit: I believe that if you walk the entire Santiago / Fisterra / Muxia / Santiago triangle you will be able to request a Compostella as you would have walked more than 100K to Santiago. But you might want to check that one out with the Pilgrims' Office.
Last year I walked from St Jean to Santiago and then walked on to Finisterre then to Muxia and from Muxia back to Santiago so I can confirm that I was able to collect 2 Compostelas, 1 Finisterra and 1 Muxiana.
 

Devon Mike

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Finisterre & Muxia (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 & 2019), Primitivo & Ingles (2017)
After walking from SJPP to Santiago and collecting my Compostela, I walked to Finisterre and got my Fisterrana, then walked on to Muxia and got my Muxiana. After walking back to Santiago I then got another Compostela for completing over 100kms from Finisterre to Santiago via Muxia. If you walk the coast circuit to Muxia first then Finisterre and back to Santiago, you would qualify for a Compostela for completing over a 100kms from Muxia to Santiago via Finisterre.

When walking between Finisterre and Muxia in either direction, you must get a stamp at Lires to qualify for the Fisterrana or Muxiana.
 

AlanB

Active Member
I didn't get the stamp in Lires (stayed there though) and they gave me the Muxiana. Think I just got a nice person a good day though
 

AlanB

Active Member
That said, the fella said that he was happy to give the cert to people starting in France
 

TeknoHead

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte (Bilbao to SdC) - 08/2015
Camino del Norte (Irun to Bilbao) - 03/2016
Camino do Mar, Camino Fatima, Portuguese Camino, Camino del Costa, Camino Finisterre - 08/2016
I didn't realise that a Fisterana was available. After Santiago I kept walking to Finisterra getting stamps in my "Way of St James"credentials. Does anyone know if I contact the municipal albergue and send them a copy of my credentials I'll be able to have a Fisterana sent to me?

I'll pay for the postage obviously.

Does anybody know the contact details for the albergue?
Edit: http://www.urcamino.com/camino-de-fisterra/fisterra/albergue
 
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