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Where Did You Get Carimbo on Camino Portuguese?

Restless

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Camino Portuguese May 2015
For those of you that walked the Camino Portuguese can you share some of the specific places you got your carimbo? I read Laurie Reynolds guide and it said the carimbo can be hard to find between Lisbon and Porto. (I am assuming it gets easier to find after Porto, but welcome any information about that section as well.)

Also, if you have a carimbo that you feel is a “must have” please share that information as well.

Thanks
 

Albertinho

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For those of you that walked the Camino Portuguese can you share some of the specific places you got your carimbo? I read Laurie Reynolds guide and it said the carimbo can be hard to find between Lisbon and Porto. (I am assuming it gets easier to find after Porto, but welcome any information about that section as well.)

Also, if you have a carimbo that you feel is a “must have” please share that information as well.

Thanks
No problem at all to get stamps on the Lisbon to Porto leg.
Council offices, albergues, churches, hostals, hotels, restaurants, bars, firebrigades(bombeiros volontarios) petrolstations..everywhere.
The best stamp by the way is the one on the Porto to Santiago leg in the place São Pedro de Rates. opposite the albergue is a groceryshop where you also can get the key if the albergue is closed. They have a two coloured stamp. Very nice !
 
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peregrina2000

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When I walked, 2008, no one even knew about this Caminho. But you can be sure that every post office, every tourist office, every pharmacy, etc, all have carimbos. I got one in the airplane museum, one in the sailing association on the first day or two, it´s just a matter of seeing a place of business open and stepping in to see if they have a stamp.

They are not likely to be the lovely, elaborate, artistic ones of the Camino Francés, but they do the trick. I know that the Convento do Cristo in Tomar (a "must see" place, IMO) has made a special Caminho stamp, which you can see here:

https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/convento-de-cristo-tomar.10605/

Looks like this year will have another big crop of forum members walking from Lisbon, so exciting! Laurie
 

amorfati1

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Camino(s) past & future
2014_Caminho Portuguese (Lisboa to Santiago_4 weeks in May)
For those of you that walked the Camino Portuguese can you share some of the specific places you got your carimbo? I read Laurie Reynolds guide and it said the carimbo can be hard to find between Lisbon and Porto. (I am assuming it gets easier to find after Porto, but welcome any information about that section as well.)

Also, if you have a carimbo that you feel is a “must have” please share that information as well.

Thanks
no "problems" whatsoever!
you'll have one each day from the albergue / pensao / hotel / hostel where you are sleeping ...
Carimbo's are NOT hard to find/obtain in my four weeks caminho experience. Ever.
Bom Caminho!
 

edumad

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Português '12 '14 (Rates), '18 (Ponte de Lima)
Interior '15 (Vila Real)
Francês '16 (Ponferrada).
Checking my "credenciales", I'd say the most aesthetically pleasing carimbos are:
Albergue in São Pedro de Rates - I believe the shop is now closed, I got mine at the shop the 1st year, then at the albergue. Beautiful stamp of the 12th century church in black and red.
Paço do Conde in Barcelos - these are the ruins and cruzeiro right in front of the bridge. We were checking the images in the cruzeiro and a care-taker asked if we wanted the stamp. Large stamp with the outline of the cruzeiro.
Bar Castro in Cossourado, a couple of kms after Rubiães. Nice to have a stop after walking uphill for a while.
Albergue in Caldas de Rei - the people running it are great, but the albergue itself is modest. Simple but beautiful design
Albergue in Ponte de Lima - Great albergue in a great setting. Simple but very evocative.
 
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