They say it’s not about the destination. It’s all about the journey yet the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela is a very special destination. Santiago welcomes thousands of Pilgrims at the end of their Caminos every year and it’s such a special place to be.
Every Pilgrim who completes the final 100km of any Camino de Santiago is entitled to receive a Compostela (Certificate).
So, how do you obtain your Compostela? You can purchase a Camino Credential – a Pilgrim Passport which gives you access to special Pilgrim Accommodation and discounts along the way such as Pilgrim Lunches and Dinners.
The Pilgrim Passport also serves another purpose. Along The Way, you collect stamps from restaurants, cafes and their accommodation to prove how far you have walked.
When you arrive in Santiago, after celebrating in front of the Cathedral, you can visit the Pilgrim Office where you present your Camino Credential. As long as you have two stamps per day covering the final 100kms, the Pilgrim Officer will ask you whether you completed the Camino for religious, spiritual, cultural or sport related reasons. Depending upon your answer, you will receive the relevant Compostela.
You will also be offered the opportunity to purchase a certificate confirming the route which you have walked, the starting point, the number of kilometres and the date of arrival in Santiago.
As our Wild Camino Journeys, cover the last 100km of the Portuguese Camino de Santiago, you will be entitled to a Compostela. We obtain your Camino Credential for you and, as long as you remember to have your Pilgrim Passport stamped at least two times per day, you´ll have a forever memory to take home with you.
If you would like to join me on a wild adventure on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago and receive your Compostela, join me on a Wild Camino Journey. We´ll walk the way together and see what magic awaits us. Visit my Camino de Santiago page or click the link below for full details.
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