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la compostela, Pilgrim Record etc asap


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i just booked my flights to do the last leg of the camino frances and started thinking about the compostela. after a quick look ive realised how complicated it is. the last time i was a member of anything wouldve been the denace the menace club, so im certainly no confraternity member, at least as much as i remember.

can someone direct me to a thread about getting the whole thing sorted out, as quickly as possible. ive got 7 weeks! hope its enough

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Pilrim Records etc.

Relax - you don't have to do anything before you fly out!
If you are starting from Sarria you will be able to obtain a "credential" - the pilgrim passport - from the pilgrim refuge there. If not, you can try one of the churches who also keep them.
The credential is your 'passport' to staying in the refuges along the way and you will need to have two stamps per day in Galaicia to earn the "Compostela" certificate when you reach Santiago. You can have it stamped almost everywhere, cafe bars, libraries, police stations, hotels etc - not only at the refuges.
You are asked to complete a form before being given the credential and should you state that you are not walking for religious or spiritual reasons then you will be given a different certificate. I have posted pictures of the credential and both certificates in the Camino Frances album on this Forum.
Have a wonderful walk!

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