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Stamps in Oviedo

MarinaALamont

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese camino from the border between Spain and Portugal 2010, primitive in June 2019
Dear all, I am staring the camino primitive in June. We have booked Ibis Hotel as we are going to arrive late on a Saturday around 8pm. I am not sure if Ibis has stamps, but if not where would I get the a stamp in the morning? We are not walking the camino in a rush and I am not planning to have 6am starts, but not sure if I want to wait until 10am for the cathedral to open and get the stamp from the cathedral. Would I be able to get your advice/ experiences? Thanks
 

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
Most Spanish businesses have a sello. They do not have to be ones made specifically for the Caminos. It is very likely that Ibis will have one. If not then ask in any bar or restaurant you visit. Unlikely to be difficult to find one.
 

MarinaALamont

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese camino from the border between Spain and Portugal 2010, primitive in June 2019
Thanks brdypus, it is much appreciated
 
Camino(s) past & future
2002, Toulouse/Aragon 2005, Cami S Jaume/Aragon 2007/9, Mont Saint Michel/Norte/Vadiniense 2011, Norte/Primitivo 2013, Norte/Primitivo 2014. Norte 2015, Cami S Jaume/Castellano-Aragonese 2016
The turismo does not open until 10.30. Other possibilities are other churches which might be open for an early morning mass, or any police station or government office. Chocolaterias are also good, but I always like a Guardia Civil sello. As Bradypus notes, it won't be difficult.
 

MarinaALamont

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese camino from the border between Spain and Portugal 2010, primitive in June 2019
Thanks oursonpolaire I like the ideas of the chocolaterias. I didn’t know about the police station. Thanks
 

Helen1

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
London to Santiago (2014)
Narbonne to Oloron (2015)
Camino Portugues (2016)
Sentier Cathar (2017)
If you're in no rush are you going to visit Santa Maria del Naranco? I would have thought they have a stamp. Awesome place to visit and by the time you've done that the Cathedral might be open :).
 

Davey Boyd

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Seven Compostelas in Three years and counting......
It would be shame to miss the cathedral in Oviedo though (and cider street)!

Oviedo is a wonderful town, could you not delay by one day to see the sights?

Davey
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
I had to cancel my Camino Primitivo in May for medical reasons. But, as the plane ticket to Oviedo and the first two nights in a hotel were already booked I am proceeding to play tourist at Oviedo for two days, before taking the ALSA bus to Santiago to take up volunteering for two weeks.

I would not pass up the chance to see this city... and I am not...
 
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Elle Bieling

Elle Bieling, PilgrimageTraveler
Camino(s) past & future
Inglés, '14 '17 Finisterre, '14 '17 '18 Primitivo, '15 '18 Portuguese, '17, '18 San Salvador, '18
I agree! See the city if you can. The cathedral's stamp is a lovely first stamp if you can get it when it is open. In addition to the cathedral, you may want to see the UNESCO church, Iglesia de San Julián de los Prados, also in Oviedo. It is easy to do the walk to the Naranco UNESCO world Heritage churches, 3 km up the hill to the west of town, as part of your first day, ending in Esclampero. If you want to see how we did it, click here. Good luck with your Camino!
 

Davey Boyd

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Seven Compostelas in Three years and counting......
I had to cancel my Camino Primitivo in May for medical reasons. But, as the plane ticket to Oviedo and the first two nights in a hotel were already booked I am proceeding to play tourist at Oviedo for two days, before taking the ALSA bus to Santiago to take up volunteering for two weeks.

I would not pass up the chance to see this city... and I am not...
Yep well worth it! I don't really like cities much (never stayed in Burgos/Pamplona etc), but Oviedo I really liked. Lugo too on the Primitivo.
 

Francois de Meillon

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances Part of (2018)
Primitivo (2019)
Finistere (2019)
I agree! See the city if you can. The cathedral's stamp is a lovely first stamp if you can get it when it is open. In addition to the cathedral, you may want to see the UNESCO church, Iglesia de San Julián de los Prados, also in Oviedo. It is easy to do the walk to the Naranco UNESCO world Heritage churches, 3 km up the hill to the west of town, as part of your first day, ending in Esclampero. If you want to see how we did it, click here. Good luck with your Camino!
I enjoyed your narrative. Well put together and very helpful.
 

MarinaALamont

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese camino from the border between Spain and Portugal 2010, primitive in June 2019
If you're in no rush are you going to visit Santa Maria del Naranco? I would have thought they have a stamp. Awesome place to visit and by the time you've done that the Cathedral might be open :).
Thanks Helen1, that’s a good suggestion
 

MarinaALamont

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese camino from the border between Spain and Portugal 2010, primitive in June 2019
I agree! See the city if you can. The cathedral's stamp is a lovely first stamp if you can get it when it is open. In addition to the cathedral, you may want to see the UNESCO church, Iglesia de San Julián de los Prados, also in Oviedo. It is easy to do the walk to the Naranco UNESCO world Heritage churches, 3 km up the hill to the west of town, as part of your first day, ending in Esclampero. If you want to see how we did it, click here. Good luck with your Camino!
Thanks Elle, very informative
 

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