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What qualities as a Camino?

jerby

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances -2013
Fisterra Way -2013
#1
After walking the full french route back in 2013, I was thinking of walking the primitivo next year and just wondering if I need to walk from Oviedo all the way to Santiago or just to Melide to qualify for the compostela. Likewise with Let Puy I guess.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
#2
To qualify for a Compostela you must walk at least the final 100km into Santiago de Compostela. If you end your journey before Santiago - no matter how many km you have already walked - then you cannot receive a Compostela for that journey. Having walked that final 100km on some previous Camino does not alter that.
 

ksam

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese '08, Frances '11, del Norte '14, Invierno '16, Ingles '17, Primitivo October 2018
#3
So, to get your Compostella and have it read for the Primitivo, you'd have to begin in Lugo. But that's only if you want the documentation.
 
#5
After walking the full french route back in 2013, I was thinking of walking the primitivo next year and just wondering if I need to walk from Oviedo all the way to Santiago or just to Melide to qualify for the compostela. Likewise with Let Puy I guess.
Thanks in advance.

To get a compistela you walk 100km and 2 stamps daily. Lugo to Santiago qualifies
 

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Camino(s) past & future
2013 CF
2014 Le Puy-St Jean
2014, 2016 Volunteer St JP
2016 Portuguese
2017 Porto-Santiago
2018
#6
There are many pilgrims routes all over Europe including Italy, Sweden, the UK, Ireland etc that obviously don’t end in Santiago yet to my way of thinking are still a “ camino “. For example some end in Rome or Fatima or other holy sites.
So to me the distinction is between walking a route ( camino) that qualifies for a Compostela as distinct from others that follow old pilgrim walking paths to holy places. Both are “Caminos “. The one in Santiago provides a certificate if you meet the conditions. I am one of many people who have walked to Santiago a number of times and met the requirements but don’t queue up now for another Compostela.
Others may disagree with my reasoning so let’s hear from them.
Happymark
 

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