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Yurii M

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Much apologies for possibly silly questions, but I was not able to google it and I am a bit worried.
I am starting my path on stage 21 (https://www.pilgrim.es/en/northern-way/stage-21-aviles-muros-de-nalon/), arriving at Asturias airport and heading further on foot. Will I have any trouble getting a pilgrim's credentials this far on the path? And since I am unable to find specific tips on how to locate places to get credentials, could you please recommend me where will I be able to get them? I suppose, I might find credentials in albergues?
And one more question. As far as I know, august is rather popular time to make a pilgrimage. Is it even possible that there are no credentials left?
Thank you in advance for your answers!
 

Tincatinker

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@Yurii M welcome to the forum. Some Albergues in the larger towns and cities may have Credenciales but this is not guaranteed. You may have time still to order a Credencial from Ivar's store here on the forum https://www.santiagodecompostela.me/products/official-pilgrim-credencial-pilgrim-passport-from-the-pilgrims-office-in-santiago that will be sent to you by the postal services.

Otherwise how are you getting to Aviles. Or, to pose the question differently, where are you arriving in Spain and where from? Credenciales are available from the Cathedral in Oviedo but if you are flying in to Asturias then Oviedo is a diversion given that Aviles is much closer to the airport.
 

Yurii M

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Thank you for your reply!
Considering the store you mentioned, would you recommend ordering the passports to my home country or to some location at Spain?

I am arriving to Barcelona and from there I am departing to Asturias. Maybe, I am able to get credenciales at Barcelona?
Thanks for the information about Oviedo, and could you please tell if the credenciales are available at Aviles?
 

jdpiguet

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Past? Not enough.
Future? Sure!
Hola Yurii,
When are you leaving your home?
Ivar is quite fast at shipping: if your trip to Spain is further than 1 week, I would recommend to order one by him.
Buen Camino, Jacques-D.
 

Yurii M

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I will leave my country in 2-3 weeks. I live in the far east of Europe (Ukraine), do you think my country is available for delivery? Of course, I will clarify this at the store, but I simply want to know your opinion.
 

jdpiguet

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Past? Not enough.
Future? Sure!
I doubt that credencials are seen as dangerous goods, so yes I think that Ivar will be able to send it to Ukraine.
I don't know how well the Ukrainian postal is working, but my experiences with Correos were always very positive.
Buen Camino, Jacques-D.
 

Yurii M

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I think now I know what to do.
Great thanks to both of you!
 

lt56ny

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I just did a little research for you. There are three locations in Barcelona to get a credential:
  • Archbishop of Barcelona, C / del Bisbe 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (L-V, closed from 2:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • Parish of Sant Jaume de Barcelona, C / Ferrán 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (working day)
  • Church and monastery of Sant Pau del Camp, C / Sant Pau 101, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (L-S)
  • I also found the website for the Pilgrim association in Barcelona: amicsdelspelegrins@gmail.com maybe you email them to confirm the times listed above as I got the locations from a website dated in 2017 or maybe better still look up these locations and see if there are email addresses listed and write them directly. If you do not know Spanish try using Google Translate and keep your question very simple and in the present tense for the best translation. Write the same question that you translated in English below and I am sure you will get a response. If you are arriving on a Sunday or a holiday then you will probably have an issue.
  • Or you could write the Pilgrim association in your home country. See if they can get you a credential in time. Good luck I am sure with a little work you will be fine.
 

Tia Valeria

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Much apologies for possibly silly questions, but I was not able to google it and I am a bit worried.
I am starting my path on stage 21 (https://www.pilgrim.es/en/northern-way/stage-21-aviles-muros-de-nalon/), arriving at Asturias airport and heading further on foot. Will I have any trouble getting a pilgrim's credentials this far on the path? And since I am unable to find specific tips on how to locate places to get credentials, could you please recommend me where will I be able to get them? I suppose, I might find credentials in albergues?
And one more question. As far as I know, august is rather popular time to make a pilgrimage. Is it even possible that there are no credentials left?
Thank you in advance for your answers!
If you email the Hotel Valle Las Luinos you might be able to get a credential there. (Just across the road from the albergue there) The owner is a Lugo Amiogo de Camino. However you might need to use Spanish to communicate. Useful if you are having a problem, but not first choice. Best to contact Ivar as soon as possible.
 

Yurii M

New Member
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Going for CAMINO DEL NORTE
I just did a little research for you. There are three locations in Barcelona to get a credential:
  • Archbishop of Barcelona, C / del Bisbe 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (L-V, closed from 2:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • Parish of Sant Jaume de Barcelona, C / Ferrán 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (working day)
  • Church and monastery of Sant Pau del Camp, C / Sant Pau 101, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (L-S)
  • I also found the website for the Pilgrim association in Barcelona: amicsdelspelegrins@gmail.com maybe you email them to confirm the times listed above as I got the locations from a website dated in 2017 or maybe better still look up these locations and see if there are email addresses listed and write them directly. If you do not know Spanish try using Google Translate and keep your question very simple and in the present tense for the best translation. Write the same question that you translated in English below and I am sure you will get a response. If you are arriving on a Sunday or a holiday then you will probably have an issue.
  • Or you could write the Pilgrim association in your home country. See if they can get you a credential in time. Good luck I am sure with a little work you will be fine.
Thank you for your reply! Yes, I have also found these addresses today. Might use them as a backup plan, but I am not spending much time in Barcelona so this is not an option I would go for.

If you email the Hotel Valle Las Luinos you might be able to get a credential there. (Just across the road from the albergue there) The owner is a Lugo Amiogo de Camino. However you might need to use Spanish to communicate. Useful if you are having a problem, but not first choice. Best to contact Ivar as soon as possible.
Thank you too, I will definitely write this contact down! Still will try to get credentials from Ivar.
 

trecile

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Yurii M

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I was googling around to see if there is a Confraternity of St James in Ukraine that issues credentials. I didn't find it, but thought that this might be of interest.

Unfortunately, it looks like it is some research paper and it is not related to any existing organization in Ukraine(
 

trecile

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SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
Unfortunately, it looks like it is some research paper and it is not related to any existing organization in Ukraine(
I realize that, but I just thought that the idea of the Camino in Ukraine might be interesting.
 

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