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daesdaemar

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From what I have read, there seem to be two tourist offices in Ferrol. One is the kiosk-type down at the port and the other is the larger office somewhere in town. It is my understanding that the larger office in town is the one with all the "goodies" (maps, sellos, etc.) Can anyone verify and where exactly is the office in town?
 
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This is from the downloadable guide on the CSJ of UK website: http://www.csj.org.uk
The Tourist Office is on the first floor of a modern office block tucked into the left hand side of the Plaza España (if facing the direction of the port). They provide pilgrims with:
Credencial, Sello, Map out the route (showing 2 alternatives) from the city to the outskirts: A copy of the Xunta Guide in English: A schematic of the distances and elevations on the route (which isn’t terribly accurate!): A Gallego phrasebook (which is perhaps too heavy to carry): And…they have good toilets if setting off immediately from there!
NB: It is important that you obtain a sello in Ferrol to demonstrate to the Pilgrims’ Office in Santiago that you have walked more than 100 kms in order to qualify for the Compostela. There is no requirement for that sello to be from the Tourist Office and you may have your Credencial stamped in your hostal etc.
 

madrid12

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The first time i walked this route I could not find the tourist office but being Sunday everything was closed, the second time I did walk round the square before I saw it. There is a security guard and you have to pass your backpack through a scanner and he gives you a number then you go upstairs to the offices, It is not really like a normal turismo just council offices.I also got a sello from the farmacia by the first Camino Ingles waymark. It was winter both times so not sure if this makes a difference.
 

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