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Clarky19

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Camino de Invierno 2019
Hi, I've seen several places mention the need for 2 sellos as you go along in the last 100 kms of the Camino. Can anyone advise me if this means two different places per town or one from at least two different towns per day? Thank you!
 

Tincatinker

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Hi, I've seen several places mention the need for 2 sellos as you go along in the last 100 kms of the Camino. Can anyone advise me if this means two different places per town or one from at least two different towns per day? Thank you!
The Pilgrims Office requires you to evidence that you have walked, at least, the final 100kms into Santiago if you wish to claim a Compostella. It is customary, and easy, to obtain 1 sello from your place of accommodation and at least one more during the walking day. Shops, Bars, Town Halls, Churches (if you can find one open) are good sources.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Can anyone advise me if this means two different places per town or one from at least two different towns per day?
On the Invierno, you will not be able to be fussy. At Chantada and beyond, just get them wherever you can. Until you reach the Sanbres, you won't have a huge amount of choice in the matter.
 

Clarky19

Wandering & wondering
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Invierno 2019
Thanks for all the advice. So, if I understand correctly, when I pass through one of the towns more frequently mentioned on the stages I should just ask where or if I can get a sello, if places are open.

Thank you.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Thanks for all the advice. So, if I understand correctly, when I pass through one of the towns more frequently mentioned on the stages I should just ask where or if I can get a sello, if places are open.

Thank you.
You don't really have to search for a special place to get the sello because every post office, pension, albergue, bar, restaurant, train station, bakery, police station etc. has one although they might not be of a Camino purpose design. But 2 sellos per day from Chantada on Invierno would do fine in the PO in SdC for receiving Compostela.

In my experience it wasn't a problem even with just one per day when they saw that I started in Madrid and then walked Sahagun-Ponferrada and Invierno because there was unbroken string of sellos for each day. But better safe than sorry if you really want that Compostela very much ;)
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
Getting sellos on the Invierno often means getting a business to stamp your credential with the stamp they use to stamp invoices when they pay them, etc. So you will find that many of the sellos are not pretty or camino-related. Every business, store, and bar has a sello. I have on a number of occasions gotten a pharmacy to stamp my credential just so that I can remember the wonderful pharmacist who helped with my bed bug problem, my allergy problem, my muscle pain problem, etc etc.
 

Guy Strachan

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2013+2014), Portugues (2015), Finisterre (2016+2019); Ingles (2017) & Sanabres (2018)
My understanding is that 2 sellos per day applies to any of the Camino routes as soon you enter Galicia.
As the others have said they literally can be from anywhere you visit, use or patronise along your chosen route.
Buen Camino
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
My understanding is that 2 sellos per day applies to any of the Camino routes as soon you enter Galicia.
As the others have said they literally can be from anywhere you visit, use or patronise along your chosen route.
Buen Camino
Two sellos per day has nothing to do with Galicia as such but with last 100km (200km for bicigrinos) to Santiago.

But it's also true that all these 100km places are in Galicia :)
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
when I pass through one of the towns more frequently mentioned on the stages I should just ask where or if I can get a sello, if places are open.
Yes.
I have on a number of occasions gotten a pharmacy to stamp my credential just so that I can remember the wonderful pharmacist who helped with my bed bug problem, my allergy problem, my muscle pain problem, etc etc.
What a great idea. Pharmacists on the camino are heros.
 

Clarky19

Wandering & wondering
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Invierno 2019
Getting sellos on the Invierno often means getting a business to stamp your credential with the stamp they use to stamp invoices when they pay them, etc. So you will find that many of the sellos are not pretty or camino-related. Every business, store, and bar has a sello. I have on a number of occasions gotten a pharmacy to stamp my credential just so that I can remember the wonderful pharmacist who helped with my bed bug problem, my allergy problem, my muscle pain problem, etc etc.
Really the book of the walking wounded!
 

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