The pilgrims office

The pilgrims office in Santiago de Compostela is where pilgrims go with their credential and receive their “compostela”. It is a busy place, specially in the summer months of July and August.

Services that are offered by the Pilgrims Office:

  • Welcoming pilgrims and issuing the Compostela
  • Left luggage for pilgrims
  • Bicycle parking
  • Toilets for pilgrims, including facilities for disabled people
  • Albergue
  • Service returning bicycles home

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday 9.00 – 21.00 (In summer: from Palm Sunday to 31 October).
Monday to Sunday 10.00 – 20.00 (In winter: from 1 November to Palm Sunday). Please note that in winter on Sundays and Festivals the office is closed from 2 – 4pm.

The Pilgrims’ Office is open during these hours every day of the year with the EXCEPTION of Christmas Day – 25 December, and New Year’s Day – 1 January. If you complete your pilgrimage on these days your Compostela can be obtained in the Cathedral.

Have a look at the Pilgrims Office website for up to date opening hours.

Statistics: The pilgrims office is also the only place to get up to date statistics on pilgrims. Have a look at the latest updated pilgrim statistics here.

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6 Replies to “The pilgrims office”

  1. Spanish Customs lost my Compostela.
    I spent several weeks in Granada after completing the Camino. Unfortunately I mailed a lot of my gear, my pilgrim’s credentials, and my Compostela home so I wouldn’t have to carry them around. Spanish Customs opened my box for inspection and replaced someone else’s things in my box, which I received after returning home. I have contacted Spanish Customs for help, but have received no reply.
    If I supply my name, home city, point of origin, and completion date can I get another Compostela sent to me? To whom can I write?

  2. Hi.
    My dad, is on the pilgrims tour and would probably be in santiago on sunday 20 October 2013. He is walking by himself and going through a very diificult time in his life. It is his birthday on sunday and i was wondering if there is a way of organizing something special for him? regards from south africa ilze Mostert

  3. My dad just returned home to NY yesterday after completing the Camino! The airline lost his luggage and out of everything lost, he was most upset about the fleece he bought while on the walk that had the Camino logo on it. Does anyone know if and where I can order him a new one?