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Sello requirements from Ourense

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#1
I'm on final approach to Santiago de Compostela, currently in Ourense.
Can anyone clarify if I need TWO sellos per day from here to the end, or will one per day be enough?
I leave around 5 - 6am each day, there are few people around at that time to stamp my credencial!
Many thanks :)
 

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#2
The pilgrim office asks for two stamps per day for at least the final 100km. A number of people have reported receiving a Compostela with only one per day when they have started much further away but why risk an argument about it? My credencial has always been stamped on arrival at an albergue - not first thing in the morning. You should not have much trouble in finding a second sello somewhere during the day even on the Sanabres.
 

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#5
The pilgrim office asks for two stamps per day for at least the final 100km. A number of people have reported receiving a Compostela with only one per day when they have started much further away but why risk an argument about it? My credencial has always been stamped on arrival at an albergue - not first thing in the morning. You should not have much trouble in finding a second sello somewhere during the day even on the Sanabres.
I'm currently on my 4th camino. On the 3 previous ones never bothered about getring 2 stamps per day. In the pilgrims office they seem to distinguish between pilgrims only walking the last 100 kilometers and those who started in St. jean, Irun, Sevilla, Salamanca and so on. Never had any problems getting my compostela.
 

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JLWV

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#6
The official 'credencial' from Santiago clarely specify that two stamps are required if you walk only the last 100 km.
So, if you are coming from far away, two stamps are not requested.
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#7
I'm currently on my 4th camino. On the 3 previous ones never bothered about getring 2 stamps per day. In the pilgrims office they seem to distinguish between pilgrims only walking the last 100 kilometers and those who started in St. jean, Irun, Sevilla, Salamanca and so on. Never had any problems getting my compostela.
You maybe not but there are Pilgrims they had. Yust get the 2 sello's and you will have no problems.
 

KinkyOne

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#8
I'm on final approach to Santiago de Compostela, currently in Ourense.
Can anyone clarify if I need TWO sellos per day from here to the end, or will one per day be enough?
I leave around 5 - 6am each day, there are few people around at that time to stamp my credencial!
Many thanks :)
I know what the rules of the PO are but in my experience if the volunteer at the counter see all the stamps in your credencial from let's say Seville or Valencia they don't make any fuss about two stamps per day in last 100km. One would be enough. At least that was so in my case twice.
But if you walk just the last 100km (which you are not as I understand) then they be vigilant about two stamps per day.

You can get your credencial stamped in churches, ayuntamientos, post offices, bars, shops virtually everywhere. Maybe it won't be best designed stamp, just a business one, but it would do for PO. I usually stamp it in the place where I stay for the night at check-in.
 
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Camino Frances spring( 2017). Vía de plata Spring (2018)
#9
I'm on final approach to Santiago de Compostela, currently in Ourense.
Can anyone clarify if I need TWO sellos per day from here to the end, or will one per day be enough?
I leave around 5 - 6am each day, there are few people around at that time to stamp my credencial!
Many thanks :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances spring( 2017). Vía de plata Spring (2018)
#10
You need 2 sellos per day if you start in Ourense. If you have other sellos from walking to Ourense you should be good with one sello per day. We always get our sello when we check into the albergue at night. we got another one during the day. It was not a problem for us.
 

KinkyOne

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#12
You may be confusing your good luck (or good looks) for a wise choice to comply with the Pilgrim Office requirements. I don't have the looks (or the luck) to expect a waiver of the rules. I just do what they ask. :)
I don't know of my looks or lucks but I just don't go pick up a compostela. Problem solved ;)
 
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