You can come to any Correos office along the Way to have your Credencial stamped. Many of them display special stamps with images of significant places on the Camino. Besides, if you are a stamp collector, you can buy your Credencial Filatélica.
The Credencial del Peregrino or Pilgrim's Passport is your passport for the Camino and it certifies your arrival in Santiago if you have covered more than 100 kilometres on foot (200 kilometres by bicycle) so that you can then get your Compostela certificate.
As the Official Credencial states “you must have a stamp for each locality. At least two per day, with the date, to accredit that you were there”. This is something you can do in any Correos office on the Camino. Besides, many of them have special stamps that we have designed with relevant monuments or events of that particular place.
If you are a stamp collector or you simply want to take a special souvenir back home from the Camino, you can buy our Credencial Filatélica* in any of these Post Offices located along the French Way and in the offices of Chamartín Railway Station and Terminal 1 of Barajas Airport in Madrid.
The Credencial Filatélica includes 15 Correos stamps, all of them with the pilgrim’s shell and images of 14 famous sections of the French Way, from Roncesvalles to Pamplona, León, Astorga, Ponferrada, O Cebreiro... to Santiago. You may stamp this Credencial same as you would the official one in hostels, St. James’s Confraternities, parish churches... and in the Post Offices on the French Way. Besides, in the post offices of the selected towns, we have a special stamp to show the history and architecture of the place.
You can buy the first special stamp, and the Credencial at our Burguete office (2.5 kms from Roncesvalles, open Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 the whole year round, and 8:30 to 9:30 and then from 16:30 to 19:30 from April 1st to October 31st). Furthermore, you can add more stamps to the back of your Credencial.
Once you reach Santiago, please come to our Lockers at our office at Rúa do Franco 4, some 2 minutes away from the Cathedral, and you can have the last special two-colour stamp of the Camino de Santiago that attests to your “stamp pilgrimage”.
*This document does not replace the Credencial issued by Santiago’s Cathedral or Saint James Confraternities to get the Compostela.
Price Credencial and box: 15 € (VAT included)
Here you have a gallery of the main tourist stamps related to the Camino that you can find in our offices:
We transfer your rucksack
So that you can travel light along the Way
We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from accommodation to accommodation!! In this way, you can walk more comfortably, unburdened, and enjoying every step of the Way. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.
Bicycle transportation services
We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point
Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any of our Correos offices. Once you finish the Way you can again go to the nearest post office and send it back home. We send your bicycle neatly packaged and insured in a way that you need not disassemble it.
For everything you want in or out of your rucksack
With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point in the Camino -hostel, hotel, Correos office, etc. - so that your stuff is there when you arrive. This way you can have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you take for your walk. You can also send back whatever you may have in your rucksack for the Camino that you no longer need.
So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino
In Correos we have a prepaid card that is not linked to any bank account. In this way, you can do the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You will only have to top it up with the money you need and then top up again if you run out of balance. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.
Stamping Your Credencial
So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport
Correos offices along the Way stamp your Credencial or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of them display a significant tourist attraction of that particular place for you to keep as a souvenir.
Sending parcels on the Camino de Santiago
Send your parcels without having to come to our Correos offices!
You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred CORREOS offices located along the Way and from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodations from where you can send parcels any time you want. This service will help you get rid of the content of your luggage that you no longer need, buy some souvenirs, typical products... without having to worry about carrying them with you.
Lockers in Santiago
So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city
Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike, trekking pole... before you go into the Cathedral or to visit Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.
To help you with anything you may need
We have over 150 Correos offices along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.