Search 58,412 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


Advertisement
Create your own ad
€1,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.

question on the certification

scottleo

New Member
Hi, I'm planning to walk the French way this 3 weeks later.

I heard there is a certificate that I walked.
Also I heard more than a hundred kilos will do.
My purpose of walking is not the certificate, but I want get it if I can.
Is it possible if I walk from Leon to santiago?
Is there a place I can be checked I'm starting to walk in Leon?
 
2022 Camino Guides
The 2022 Camino guides will be coming out little by little, most of them by the end of 2021. Here is a collection of the ones that are out so far.
Camino Magnets
A collection of Camino Fridge Magnets

KiwiNomad06

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
Le Puy-Santiago(2008) Cluny-Conques+prt CF(2012)
Hi scottieo,
Yes, if you walk the last 100km into Santiago you are able to get either a compostela or a certificate. To get one, you go to the Pilgrim Office near the Cathedral in Santiago. They get you to fill in some details, and you have to state whether your pilgrimage was for religious reasons, religious and other reasons, or non-religious reasons. If you state that you had some religious reasons, you receive a compostela, otherwise you receive a certificate.

When you arrive in Leon you will need to obtain a credential, which is a kind of 'pilgrim passport' that allows you to stay in the pilgrim albergues etc. There were many people starting in Leon when I did my pilgrimage, and they obtained their credentials from the albergue. Each day when you walk, you can get stamps on your credential, mainly from the places you are staying, and at the end these help show the people in the Pilgrim Office that you have walked at least the last 100km.

Welcome to the forum. You will find many people willing to answer any questions you have here.
Margaret
 

Did not find what you were looking for? Search here

Popular Resources

“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf ivar
  • Featured
“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf
4.95 star(s) 101 ratings
Downloads
15,230
Updated
A selection of favorite albergues on the Camino Francés Ton van Tilburg
Favorite Albergues along the Camino Frances
4.83 star(s) 35 ratings
Downloads
7,903
Updated
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances ivar
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances
4.88 star(s) 24 ratings
Downloads
7,702
Updated

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources

Top