Category: Credenciales

The Credencial is the official document on which pilgrims record their journey to Santiago. It is essential to have at least 2 sellos (stamps) per day for at least the last 100 km if walking or travelling on horseback, and 200 km if cycling, to qualify for a Compostela. The Credencial is also required if you wish to use the hostels along the pilgrim routes to Santiago.

You can get a Credencial in person from the Pilgrim’s Reception Office in Santiago or from one of the many organisations authorised to issue Credenciales on behalf of the Cathedral.

Please note that ONLY the Credencial issued by the Cathedral of Santiago through the Pilgrim’s Reception Office, or by a specifically authorised organisation, will be accepted.

Where can I get it?::

From  Confraternities of the Apostle St. James

From authorised Associations in Spain

From  authorised Associations worldwide

In Spain: See map

Worldwide: See map

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