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Primus

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There has been a number of conflicting answers to the number of stamps required during the last 100 km leading into Santiago in order to obtain the Compostela. Can anyone clarify this matter please?
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Ok, I try it.

Theory: You need two stamps/day on the last 100km. That is stated on the Cathedral web site and written in the current Spanish Credencial.
Praxis: If you come walking from farer away, most likely, this rule is ignored in your favor.
Fact: Getting a second stamp from Sarria onwards isn't a problem at all.
Own experience: When I arrived in Santiago and went to the pilgrims office, nobody there cared about my Galician stamps, they all stared on my Czech ones ;-)

Hope that helps, SY
 

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Ok, I try it.

Theory: You need two stamps/day on the last 100km. That is stated on the Cathedral web site and written in the current Spanish Credencial.
Praxis: If you come walking from farer away, most likely, this rule is ignored in your favor.
Fact: Getting a second stamp from Sarria onwards isn't a problem at all.
Own experience: When I arrived in Santiago and went to the pilgrims office, nobody there cared about my Galician stamps, they all stared on my Czech ones ;-)

Hope that helps, SY
Hi SY.
Thanks for your response.. Do you know how many stamps that would be?. I have my pilgrim passport and there are 48 stamp spaces on it, I will be starting at SJPDP and hoping to go all the way to Finisterre..
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
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First: Camino Francés 1999
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Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
That depends on how many kilometres you walk every day. From Sarria to Santiago it can take you between 4 (25+ kilometres days) or more if you walk less per day. For the way to Finisterra you can simply use a blank paper in your Credencial where you can put the stamps for your way from Santiago to Finisterre. And you can always get, at least in the bigger albergues, like Burgos or Leon, a second Credencial should you need one.

Buen Camino, SY
 

Al the optimist

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As you will see elsewhere you can always add some pages but with (using Brierley as a rough guide) 28 days to Sarria and then 5 days to SDC would give you 38 stamps. Plus 3/4 days to the coast? (actually I have done it in 2 once) I have never run out of space.
 
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That depends on how many kilometres you walk every day. From Sarria to Santiago it can take you between 4 (25+ kilometres days) or more if you walk less per day. For the way to Finisterra you can simply use a blank paper in your Credencial where you can put the stamps for your way from Santiago to Finisterre. And you can always get, at least in the bigger albergues, like Burgos or Leon, a second Credencial should you need one.

Buen Camino, SY
Thank you again SY.
I will get a second passport and see if I can fill them both up with stamps.. They'll look nice in a frame on the wall..
 

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As you will see elsewhere you can always add some pages but with (using Brierley as a rough guide) 28 days to Sarria and then 5 days to SDC would give you 38 stamps. Plus 3/4 days to the coast? (actually I have done it in 2 once) I have never run out of space.
Cheers Al..I may well get a second credential.. Fill them both up..lol.. Look nice in a frame..
 

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