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When to get Compostela if you are continuing to Finisterre

ChadEstes

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Portuguese '22, Frances '23, PCostal/Primitivo '24
Hi fellow pilgrims! I am curious what others have done when they have walked past Santiago to Finisterre. Did you get your credential once you first arrived in Santiago or did you come back to the Pilgrim's office after coming back to the city after completing your trip to Finisterre?
 
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Grab your Compostela in Santiago, guess you will stay a night anyway, and the other one you will get in Finisterre. That is what I did in 2017, in Muxia I got a document too.
 
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I spent 3 days in Santiago upon completion of Camino Frances so I got my Compostella while there
I continued to Finisterre, got my Finisterriana and then returned back to Santiago but straight to the train station to go to Madrid (I guess I'm trying to say that I did not allotted any time to deviate from the 'schedule' to go to the Pilgrims' Office at that time)
If you are not time-constrained then I guess you can do that either way - whatever is more comfortable & convenient for you
 
I did it before heading to Finisterre/Muxia. But going forward it would depend on what the lines are looking like and how much time I plan to stay in Santiago before going to Finisterre... if taking a rest day first, you have plenty of time to get it before. If you are moving along right away - you can decide once you see if there are lines. Lines were great (short) last time I went and it was an extremely busy day.

I did like getting my final stamp on the day I arrived in Santiago... before heading on. I think I used the Pilgrim's office to get my final stamp... and then the albergue to get the first stamp in my new credential that I picked up at the pilgrim's office in Santiago for my journey to Muxia/Finisterre.
 
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Remember to get your other Compostela de Finisterra or Compostela de Muxia.

Sorry to be pedantic, but there is only one Compostela, which is the certificate awarded at the Pilgrim's Office in Santiago de Compostela.

The certificate that is issued in Fisterra is a Fisterrana, and in Muxía you can collect a Muxiana. If you complete the Camino del Salvador in Oviedo you can receive a Salvadorana. On the Portuguese Camino you can get a Pedronia in Padrón to round out your collection to add to whatever drawer you put your certificates.

 
Sorry to be pedantic, but there is only one Compostela, which is the certificate awarded at the Pilgrim's Office in Santiago de Compostela.

The certificate that is issued in Fisterra is a Fisterrana, and in Muxía you can collect a Muxiana. If you complete the Camino del Salvador in Oviedo you can receive a Salvadorana. On the Portuguese Camino you can get a Pedronia in Padrón to round out your collection to add to whatever drawer you put your certificates.

Point taken. :)
 
Sorry to be pedantic, but there is only one Compostela, which is the certificate awarded at the Pilgrim's Office in Santiago de Compostela.

The certificate that is issued in Fisterra is a Fisterrana, and in Muxía you can collect a Muxiana. If you complete the Camino del Salvador in Oviedo you can receive a Salvadorana. On the Portuguese Camino you can get a Pedronia in Padrón to round out your collection to add to whatever drawer you put your certificates.

The one in Padron is kind of different because first you have to go to the church, get a stamp, and then go to the library/visitor center. It was a wonderful surprise when the nice lady who ran the place where I stayed in Padron told me about it.
 
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Here is an example of the Salvadorana from La Catedral de Oviedo and the Pedronia after visiting the Church and the heading up the street over the river and slightly uphill to the Albergue in Padron. Just this week, I placed these in little recycled frames and just now noticed I didn’t write in my name on the Pedronia 😂.
The 3rd picture is from La Iglesia de San Francisco in Santiago where the Pilgrim Masses were held when the Cathedral was being repaired. I have no Muxiana or Finisterriana, yet.
 

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And don't forget the halfway certificate at Sahagun, or possibly at the end of the Madrid Camino section. Available (assuming it still is) from the Santuario de la Virgen Peregrina (up on the hill).

This year when i walk I will be heading out to the coast first before I cash in the Credencial. Then will probably start a second one for my quick journey up from Ourense, but haven't really decided what i will do besides walking that section again and possibly, maybe doing the Ingles (for no good reason besides doing it).
 
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I got my Compostela the day I arrived to Santiago. I stayed the night at Hospedaría San Martiño Pinario before continuing on to Muxia and Finisterre the next day. If you ask at registration, they will store items for you for free while you walk on to Muxia/Finisterre. You can then retrieve them via a tag you are given, upon returning to Santiago. I left a small bag with my Compostela and other sundry items I didn't need/want to take with me. I retrieved them once I returned. Easy Peasy, and I didn't worry about smashing or getting my Compostela wet in the forecasted rain the following days. Other hotels might also do the same. 🤷🏻‍♂️

 
Sorry to be pedantic, but there is only one Compostela, which is the certificate awarded at the Pilgrim's Office in Santiago de Compostela.

The certificate that is issued in Fisterra is a Fisterrana, and in Muxía you can collect a Muxiana. If you complete the Camino del Salvador in Oviedo you can receive a Salvadorana. On the Portuguese Camino you can get a Pedronia in Padrón to round out your collection to add to whatever drawer you put your certificates.

Thank you for the heads-up, this means that I have a Compostela and a Fisterrana.
 
To get your Certificate you can apply for a special credential,issued by de Tourist Board of Galicia.
the Tourist info is in the same building as the Pilgrims Office in Santiago
At the entrance of the building turn left and than right and you are there
 
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