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Cbee03

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Future - Camino Frances June 7th 2022
Hi everyone,
I'm starting my camino next week from Burgos, but will arrive in the city at 6.30am. I was hoping to get started with walking straight away, but don't have my pilgrim passport yet. Does anyone know if there is anywhere in Burgos I could get my passport that early? Is it necessary to have one before I start walking to get into Albergues?
Or do you think it would be better to spend a few hours on Burgos and have a shorter day of walking?
Thank you!!
 
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Bradypus

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Hi everyone,
I'm starting my camino next week from Burgos, but will arrive in the city at 6.30am. I was hoping to get started with walking straight away, but don't have my pilgrim passport yet. Does anyone know if there is anywhere in Burgos I could get my passport that early? Is it necessary to have one before I start walking to get into Albergues?
Or do you think it would be better to spend a few hours on Burgos and have a shorter day of walking?
Thank you!!
You will need a credencial to stay in most municipal and religious albergues. Private albergues may be less particular about it. The main albergue near the cathedral issues credencials and you may be able to get one there in the morning - though perhaps not at 06:30.

Should you set off straight away? Entirely up to you. But if you have been travelling for a long time and overnight you might be more tired than you are imagining. My own preference would be to take the first day very slowly and perhaps just walk a short distance so you can get some proper rest ready for longer stages ahead.
 

mspath

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True. But if @Cbee03 is there before the albergue closes in the morning (8am?) then it might be possible to pick up a credencial.
Good idea. Another early possiblity is the ticket office of the cathedral which years ago sold Credentials. They open at 8:30.
 
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Cbee03

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Thank you so much for all your helpful suggestions!! It seems like there is lots of possibilities of what I can do so I will keep all of these in mind when I get to the city and decide what I feel like doing from there. Thanks again :)
 
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Saty

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Thank you so much for all your helpful suggestions!! It seems like there is lots of possibilities of what I can do so I will keep all of these in mind when I get to the city and decide what I feel like doing from there. Thanks again :)
The main pilgrim office by the plaza next to the cathedral opens at 9-4. and they have credentials. We got ours at the albergue municipal though. And we only walked to tardajos the first day staying at la fabrica. It was lovely ! And the grilled food was yummy too. Buen camino !
 

Bert45

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If you haven't visited Burgos before, I would strongly recommend spending several hours, if not the whole day in the city. There is so much to see! At the very least you should visit the Cathedral. Will you really arrive in the city at 6:30 a.m. or is that the time your flight arrives? If it's the latter, it will be much later that you get into the city itself. You may still have time to get a credencial from Ivar or the Confraternity of St James [csj.org.uk] If you do visit the Cathedral, I think there is a charge for admission, reduced if you present a credencial (I think), so get your credencial first if you can.
 

Lurch

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One more vote for staying a day in Burgos. I have passed through twice and each time there seemed to an evening festival. YMMV.
 

HBew

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Hi everyone,
I'm starting my camino next week from Burgos, but will arrive in the city at 6.30am. I was hoping to get started with walking straight away, but don't have my pilgrim passport yet. Does anyone know if there is anywhere in Burgos I could get my passport that early? Is it necessary to have one before I start walking to get into Albergues?
Or do you think it would be better to spend a few hours on Burgos and have a shorter day of walking?
Thank you!!
I ordered a Pilgrim Passport at home to take with me as thought I might arrive too late to get one. Bit more expensive but I ordered through Etsy
 

trecile

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I ordered a Pilgrim Passport at home to take with me as thought I might arrive too late to get one. Bit more expensive but I ordered through Etsy
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