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The values of the Camino in 12 months

The values of the Camino in 12 months are composed by 12 of the qualities that define better a pilgrim and that make pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela a truly life experience

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An eco-pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago

We’re celebrating World Environment Day with the story of Carmen, an eco-pilgrim who swapped her backpack for a rubbish bag which she used to collect cans and containers along the length of the Camino de Santiago.

04-06-2018

Twelve months sharing values on the Camino de Santiago

We say goodbye to the initiative 'The Values of the Camino in 12 Months,' featuring the essential aspects of the Jacobean Route

07-02-2018

Hospitaleros: the angels of the Way of Saint James

Today we close the initiative "The Values of the Way in 12 Months" talking about the welcome with its protagonists: the hospitaleros

01-02-2018

Manuel G. Vicente: Hospitality is the essence of the Camino

The Galician photographer Manuel G. Vicente shares a photographic radiography of the Camino de Santiago and the hospitality workers who fill it with fraternity and solidarity with the Camino con Correos.

12-01-2018

Spirituality, the engine of the Camino de Santiago

There is a physical Camino de Santiago, which you travel kilometre by kilometre, and a spiritual or internal one, which allows for an encounter with oneself

21-12-2017

Marcelino Oreja: The pilgrim is the synthesis of our history

The former Secretary General of the Council of Europe reviews the influence of the Camino de Santiago on the continent and vindicates its values and role as a union between cultures.

26-10-2017

Thirty Years of the Camino as the First European Cultural Route

October 23, 1987, the Council of Europe distinguished the highly symbolic role of the Xacobea Route in the construction of Europe. Three decades later, we analysed what this recognition represented with José Antonio Ortiz, director of Peregrino magazine.

11-10-2017

The hands of Mocho, a symbol of friendship on the Camino

José Sanchís, 'Mocho', is the maker of small plastic hands that have been given since 1999 as a sign of fraternity. Today, we tell you his story.

28-09-2017

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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.