You can go into any Correos branch along the Camino and have your Credencial stamped. Many of them offer special stamps with images of significant places on the Camino. Moreover, 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 certifies on your arrival in Santiago that 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. You need at least two dated stamps per day to accredit that you were there”. Any Correos branch along the Camino will stamp your Credencial. Besides, many of them have special stamps that we have designed with relevant monuments or events that take place in that area.
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.
*This document does not replace the Credencial issued by the Cathedral of Santiago or Saint James Confraternities to get the Compostela.
The Credencial Filatélica includes 15 Correos stamps, all of which have the pilgrim’s shell along with images of 14 famous sections of the French Way, from Roncesvalles to Pamplona, León, Astorga, Ponferrada, O Cebreiro... to Santiago. This Credencial can be stamped in the same way as 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 some selected towns, you can have your credencial stamped with a special motif to show the history and architecture of the place.
You can buy the first special stamp, and the Credencial at our Burguete branch (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 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 branch at Rúa do Franco 4, some 2 minutes away from the Cathedral, and you can get the final stamp in two colours of the Camino de Santiago that attests to your “stamp pilgrimage”.
Credencial and box: 15 € (VAT included)
On the Camino Portugués, Correos is launching the Tarjeta del Camino Portugués, a tour in postal stamps of the various stages of the Camino Portugués between Tui and Santiago de Compostela.
The Tarjeta del Camino Portugués consists of a postcard tracing the Portuguese route with its various stages and space for seven special stamps bearing the unique landmarks found at each of the towns: Tui, O Porriño, Redondela, Pontevedra, Caldas de Reis, Padrón and Santiago de Compostela.
This means that pilgrims can get their route certified at the different towns on the Camino Portugués as it wends its way through Galicia while discovering their most charming features as they go.
The stamp card is not a substitute for the credential of the Pilgrim’s Passport, which is required for your Compostela certificate, granted when you complete 100 km of the Camino on foot or 200 by bicycle. But it is a beautiful souvenir of your pilgrimage and a collector’s item for stamp enthusiasts.
The Tarjeta del Camino Portugués initiative is completed with the launch of special tourist postmarks bearing the locations at the start and end of the stages and the footprints the pilgrim leaves on their path.
Here you can check out the main tourist stamps related to the Camino that you can find in our branches:
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.
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.
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.
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.