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Yesterday was a national holiday in Spain, so the municipal albergue in Finisterre was closed. They opened after we needed to leave town to get to Muxia, so we were unable to get our Finisterre certificate. Someone suggested that I email them a copy of our passports snd our credentials and they will send them to us. Anyone know if that’s true? This is the only email that I could find—is it correct? alberguefisterra@hotmail.com
 
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Yes, it’s true. I applied by email last year and received the certificate in the post. But the email address I used was turismofisterra [at] hotmail.com.

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When I walked in 2017 it was closed and this notice was posted on the door. It might be old info but I received the certificate quickly using the address on the notice.

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Are you sure that they give the Compostela at the muni? A few years ago they opened an office that issues Compostelas and that is where I got my last one last November.
 
Are you sure that they give the Compostela at the muni? A few years ago they opened an office that issues Compostelas and that is where I got my last one last November.
When I was there, there was a sign saying that the Fisterrana could be obtained in person at the tourist office. I assumed it was there because the albergue was closed, but maybe that’s where they do it now. Was the albergue open when you were there?
 
Yesterday was a national holiday in Spain, so the municipal albergue in Finisterre was closed. They opened after we needed to leave town to get to Muxia, so we were unable to get our Finisterre certificate. Someone suggested that I email them a copy of our passports snd our credentials and they will send them to us. Anyone know if that’s true? This is the only email that I could find—is it correct? alberguefisterra@hotmail.com
There’s a bit of confusion on where to the Fistera certificate. It’s now only only at the tourist office not the muni albergue. Or that was the case 2 weeks ago so I think the tourist office email is likely right.
 
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Are you sure that they give the Compostela at the muni? A few years ago they opened an office that issues Compostelas and that is where I got my last one last November.
Let's not confuse people - the Compostela is only issued at the Pilgrims Office in Santiago.
The certificate awarded in Fisterra is called a Fisterrana.
 
When I was there, there was a sign saying that the Fisterrana could be obtained in person at the tourist office. I assumed it was there because the albergue was closed, but maybe that’s where they do it now. Was the albergue open when you were there?

Let's not confuse people - the Compostela is only issued at the Pilgrims Office in Santiago.
The certificate awarded in Fisterra is called a Fisterrana.
in July 2022 we got it at the tourist office
and as properly noted in both posts above - it is a Fisterrana not Compostela
 
Yesterday was a national holiday in Spain, so the municipal albergue in Finisterre was closed. They opened after we needed to leave town to get to Muxia, so we were unable to get our Finisterre certificate. Someone suggested that I email them a copy of our passports snd our credentials and they will send them to us. Anyone know if that’s true? This is the only email that I could find—is it correct? alberguefisterra@hotmail.com
We were able to get our certificate from the private albergue we stayed in. Sorry I don't remember the name.
 
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I got my fisterrana in the tourist office in fisterra, cause the xunta albergue was closed on a weekend in june this year. it's the same certificate.
 
Yesterday was a national holiday in Spain, so the municipal albergue in Finisterre was closed. They opened after we needed to leave town to get to Muxia, so we were unable to get our Finisterre certificate. Someone suggested that I email them a copy of our passports snd our credentials and they will send them to us. Anyone know if that’s true? This is the only email that I could find—is it correct? alberguefisterra@hotmail.com
So I emailed both addresses. The tourism office answered and that’s who handles the certificates now. Here’s the email address. turismofisterra@hotmail.com

They need a photo of your credential, your start date and place, the date you reached Fisterra, and your profession. And, of course, your mailing address.
 
There is a certificate you can get in Muxia as well (or, there was five years ago at least!). I spent ages trying to find where to get it but in the end my lodging (not even an albergue) could provide me with it.
 
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Yesterday, this notice was on the Finisterre Tourist Information office.
There was a second note that said the Finisterre certificate could also be obtained at the Municipal Albergue down the street - that in fact was true as we saw pilgrims obtaining them there.
Four years ago, I obtained the Muxia certificate from the Tourist Information office in Muxia. Hope this helps.
 

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There is a certificate you can get in Muxia as well (or, there was five years ago at least!). I spent ages trying to find where to get it but in the end my lodging (not even an albergue) could provide me with it.
I got mine at the tourism office in Muxia yesterday.
 
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Yesterday, this notice was on the Finisterre Tourist Information office.
There was a second note that said the Finisterre certificate could also be obtained at the Municipal Albergue down the street - that in fact was true as we saw pilgrims obtaining them there.
Four years ago, I obtained the Muxia certificate from the Tourist Information office in Muxia. Hope this helps.
I’ve been in contact with the Fisterra tourism office. The albergue was closed on the holiday, as well.
 
When I was there, there was a sign saying that the Fisterrana could be obtained in person at the tourist office. I assumed it was there because the albergue was closed, but maybe that’s where they do it now. Was the albergue open when you were there?
They were both closed for the holiday
 
The reception at the Finisterre Municipal Albergue was open two days ago on Oct 13th. Many pilgrims in line were getting their Finisterre certificate - it appeared that some were checking in plus getting their certificate - not all were staying there. We actually stood in line just to ask a question as we didn't qualify for the certificate (we just walked from Muxia to Finisterre). I felt sorry for the reception, as she was doing double duty and the line was long after we left.
 
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