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Credencial

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Shigs

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
June 2019
Hi. Am arriving in Santiago tomorrow but wonder can I get the credencial any day or does it have to be the day you finish? Many thanks.
 

Bert45

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2003) Francés, (2014) Francés, (2016) Portugués , (2016) Aragonés, (2018) del Norte to Primitivo
Do you mean "can I get the compostela any day ?" If so, yes. You don't have to get it on the day you finish a camino.
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 - 2019
Or, you can do what I do, and go the following day, after you have relaxed cleaned up and figured out how you want to spend your time. I always advise folks to book ahead and spend at least two nights at Santiago. It is a magical city with a lot to see.

FYI - Stay away from the Pilgrim Office from 10:00 - 16:00. That is when the queue is the longest and the wait usually exceeds 90 minutes.

In my six-years experience as a volunteer working these queues, my advice is to either be there at or shortly after the 08:00 opening time, 7 days a week; OR come by at dinner time (for everyone except the Spanish), that is from about 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The queue is still present but is generally less than 45 minutes.

Hope this helps.
 

Shigs

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
June 2019
Or, you can do what I do, and go the following day, after you have relaxed cleaned up and figured out how you want to spend your time. I always advise folks to book ahead and spend at least two nights at Santiago. It is a magical city with a lot to see.

FYI - Stay away from the Pilgrim Office from 10:00 - 16:00. That is when the queue is the longest and the wait usually exceeds 90 minutes.

In my six-years experience as a volunteer working these queues, my advice is to either be there at or shortly after the 08:00 opening time, 7 days a week; OR come by at dinner time (for everyone except the Spanish), that is from about 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The queue is still present but is generally less than 45 minutes.

Hope this helps.
Thanks. Got it this morning after finishing. Only about 45 mins queuing at 11am.
 

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