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Looking at arriving in Oviedo in Sept c.6pm ish on a Sunday...Can you get the Credencial stamped in your hotel, or in bars or is only option the Cathedral the next day from 10am...anyone know? Appreciate the obvious..have brekkie and look at Cathedral and have this as the fist stamp.. etc but just wanted to know options really?
 
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Ok thanks appreciate the help....we are aiming for Grado on the first day so want to be mindful for that
 
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Thanks for you help I’ll take a look!
Planning....don’t mention planning! we’re on replan number 3 so hopefully we will get there this time !
 
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Baggiegaz

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June2017 sept 2018 Camino Portuguese sept 2019
I’m also hoping to do the primitive route in early September.(Covid permitting of course).not sure we’re to aim to on first day. It’s my 4th Camino and usually ok to do about 20 to 25 k but I gather the route is quite tougher than other routes, any advice would be welcome. I’m 60 and walk 30 to 50k a week.
cheers.Gaz from UK
 

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You would likely want to skip the wonderful Monte Naranco
I am assuming there is one big NOT missing from this sentence. 😁

San Miguel de Lillo and Santa María de Naranco are two of the most beautiful pre-romanesque (i.e., 9th century!) buildings on any camino.

Depending on your walking distances, Oviedo - Naranco- Grado is certainly doable, but the Naranco sites only open at 9:30 in summer and 10:00 from October through March. That would make for a late arrival. (And I believe all is closed now because of Covid, so you would need to check on reopenings when you actually get there).

If you are coming from across many oceans and taking a jet lag day in Oviedo before stopping, walking up and back to the churches is a great way to get some daylight so your body can acclimate and you also get a bit of hill walking to prepare you for what’s to come on the Primitivo. From the Oviedo train station, it’s 3 kms up through pretty residential neighborhoods to the sites. You can also get a municipal bus but why waste the opportunity to walk?!

Another option is, as Tinca suggests, to make day 1’s destination Escamplero so you will have plenty of time.

The San Miguel de Lillo church was closed for two years while restoration work was underway, so it must be truly amazing now!
 

Mark James

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When I walked the Primitivo, I bought my credencial at Oviedo albergue - and they definitely have stamps.
Thanks
Mark
 
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I am assuming there is one big NOT missing from this sentence. 😁

San Miguel de Lillo and Santa María de Naranco are two of the most beautiful pre-romanesque (i.e., 9th century!) buildings on any camino.

Depending on your walking distances, Oviedo - Naranco- Grado is certainly doable, but the Naranco sites only open at 9:30 in summer and 10:00 from October through March. That would make for a late arrival. (And I believe all is closed now because of Covid, so you would need to check on reopenings when you actually get there).

If you are coming from across many oceans and taking a jet lag day in Oviedo before stopping, walking up and back to the churches is a great way to get some daylight so your body can acclimate and you also get a bit of hill walking to prepare you for what’s to come on the Primitivo. From the Oviedo train station, it’s 3 kms up through pretty residential neighborhoods to the sites. You can also get a municipal bus but why waste the opportunity to walk?!

Another option is, as Tinca suggests, to make day 1’s destination Escamplero so you will have plenty of time.

The San Miguel de Lillo church was closed for two years while restoration work was underway, so it must be truly amazing now!
Thank you for posting this info.
I have a related question to bounce off of you: On my spreadsheet travel plan, it looks like we will walk into Oviedo on the afternoon of 11 October. I had scheduled the 12th as a rest day...now I have learned that Columbus Day is a public holiday in Spain. Should I assume that these churches will be closed to visitors on that day? (We're starting from Leon on the 7th and I don't know what approximate time we're likely to hit Oviedo. It might be that we arrive too late to wander off to churches on the 11th.) And are most ordinary things in town going to be open, except banks, like in most US public holidays, or is it likely that the whole city will be shut down?
Thanks for your thoughts!
 

Smallest_Sparrow

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Thank you for posting this info.
I have a related question to bounce off of you: On my spreadsheet travel plan, it looks like we will walk into Oviedo on the afternoon of 11 October. I had scheduled the 12th as a rest day...now I have learned that Columbus Day is a public holiday in Spain. Should I assume that these churches will be closed to visitors on that day? (We're starting from Leon on the 7th and I don't know what approximate time we're likely to hit Oviedo. It might be that we arrive too late to wander off to churches on the 11th.) And are most ordinary things in town going to be open, except banks, like in most US public holidays, or is it likely that the whole city will be shut down?
Thanks for your thoughts!
I’m not as knowledgeable as @peregrina2000 (who I believe is walking the Primitivo right now) but my advice would be call or email to find out. This link is for San Miguel de llilo which should be able to answer about both churches (gives email and phone info)


I was in Bilbao on 1 May (Labor Day) and banks/post office and some stores/restaurants were closed but many open so that’s probably the case with Columbus Day. The tourismo office may be able to answer that also
 
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Thanks for you help I’ll take a look!
Planning....don’t mention planning! we’re on replan number 3 so hopefully we will get there this time !
Wife and I started in Porto 10th September. Arrive in SDC tomorrow, this was 4th date. May 20/Sept 20/May 21 finally Sept 21. It's been great, met loads of interesting, funny pilgrims. Common theme seems to be beer!🍺
 

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