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How to get first stamp in Bilbao

DarrenCamino

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Sorry this might be a really silly question but I am unsure!

We have flown into Bilbao and booked a hotel for the first two nights and will start our Camino from here but won’t stay in an Albergue until Pobena after we start. So we can’t get a stamp at the albergue in Bilbao, can we go somewhere else I.e the cathedral when we do start our Camino for a stamp before then moving in to collect each day as normal?
 
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Sorry this might be a really silly question but I am unsure!

We have flown into Bilbao and booked a hotel for the first two nights and will start our Camino from here but won’t stay in an Albergue until Pobena after we start. So we can’t get a stamp at the albergue in Bilbao, can we go somewhere else I.e the cathedral when we do start our Camino for a stamp before then moving in to collect each day as normal?


Hi and welcome here!

Norte prilgrims will be able to confirm if the cathedral in Bilbao has a sello. I'm pretty sure though that there will be one.
If not , any stamp , be it from your hotel or the tourism office will do.
But a stamp from the cathedral as a first one is quite special.

Be aware that if you want to finish in Santiago de Compostela and you want to receive the Compostela that for the last hundred kilometers you will have to collect two stamps per day.

Happy preparations!
 
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A stamp of any church, postoffice ,restaurant ,hotel, boardinghouse , petrolstation etc .etc. Will do as long as you see where it was and the correct date is mentioned
 
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Or try the Tourist Office near the train station. They were very helpful.
 

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A stamp of any church, postoffice ,restaurant ,hotel, boardinghouse , petrolstation etc .etc. Will do as long as you see where it was and the correct date is mentioned

On lesser walked Caminos I got sellos at the most unexpected places...😄
 

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Sorry this might be a really silly question but I am unsure!

We have flown into Bilbao and booked a hotel for the first two nights and will start our Camino from here but won’t stay in an Albergue until Pobena after we start. So we can’t get a stamp at the albergue in Bilbao, can we go somewhere else I.e the cathedral when we do start our Camino for a stamp before then moving in to collect each day as normal?
Do not get the one from the Bilbao Guggenheim Museoa. It was so small and plain, it’s really pathetic from such a great institution.
 

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Every church should have a stamp. Even if I already have a stamp for the day, I ask at every church I visit. I have been taken into parts of churches not normally accessible to get a stamp.
 
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Sorry this might be a really silly question but I am unsure!

We have flown into Bilbao and booked a hotel for the first two nights and will start our Camino from here but won’t stay in an Albergue until Pobena after we start. So we can’t get a stamp at the albergue in Bilbao, can we go somewhere else I.e the cathedral when we do start our Camino for a stamp before then moving in to collect each day as normal?
 

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There should be no problem at the Cathedral
 

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