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The photos every pilgrim should take along the Camino de Santiago

Who hasn't returned home with hundreds of photos of endless trails, yellow arrows or scallop shells? Here, we shall go over some of the images that every pilgrim should take away with them from the Camino de Santiago. If you are going to do some of the Jacobean Routes for the first time this year, pay close attention.  And if you have already completed the Camino, there are surely none of them missing from your photo collection.

17-05-2018

León, Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2018

Cecina, botillo, blood sausage and shortbread...We recommend some of the star products of León’s pantry, a Feast Fit for Kings.

25-01-2018

Kumano Way and Way of Saint James, a journey from the Rising Sun to the Setting Sun

They share a common history of faith, a rich tradition of pilgrimage and routes with an important historical, cultural and spiritual heritage. They are the World Heritage Roads.

04-01-2018

The scallop, from tasty delicacy to pilgrim's symbol

From drinking glass to symbol of Venus. Today we discover why the scallop became the pilgrim's emblem with Carina Regueiro, authors of the book Estrelas da despensa galega

23-11-2017

Saint John's Eve, a stop on the Camino

Saint John's eve, the shortest and most magic night of the year. If you are doing Camino de Santiago that night, the mix could turn into a marvelous thing. We gather the main spanish traditions of this festivity.

22-06-2017

Gastronomy on the Camino: eight typical dishes for Holy Week

Now that we are in the middle of Holy Week, we’ll share eight dishes typical of these festivities that you’ll be able to try on the Camino.

11-04-2017

Asturian gastronomy on the Camino de Santiago (St. James's Way): fabada, cider and much more

We continue our gastro-journey along the  Camino de Santiago (St. James's Way) and this time we'll learn about the 10 traditional dishes of the Asturian gastronomy, from the fabada (Asturian Bean Stew) to the quesadielles ( Casadiellas)

02-03-2017

Gastrocamino: Galicia, from octopus á feira to coffee liqueur

From octopus á feira and lacón with turnip greens to albariño and coffee liqueur, Galician gastronomy has much to offer. Today we'll share some of it with you.

26-01-2017

¡Buen Camino! This is our wish at Correos! – that pilgrims can fully enjoy their Camino and discover new places, histories, people and experiences through our postcards.

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We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago

 

We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. 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 branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

 

Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 

 

With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

 

Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 

 

Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.

 

 

Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.

 

 

Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 
 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!

 

You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some 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 or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

 

Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 

 

We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.