What is the Pilgrim’s Credential and what is it for?

The Pilgrim’s Credential is a kind of “passport” carried by all pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. It is only for walkers travelling on foot, by bicycle, on horseback or sailing and is intended to identify the pilgrim, although it does not generate any rights.

It has two practical purposes: access to the public hostels on the Camino and to serve as certification of passage to apply for the Compostela, which is the certification of having completed the pilgrimage.

You can get it at the following places:

In case you make a reservation with Viajes Camino de Santiago you will not have to worry about getting your Credential, as it is included in all our trips.

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