Certificate of Distance – Camino Santiago de Compostela

Once my daughter and I completed our first Camino in 2017 (Astorga to Santiago) we responded to the Pilgrim’s Office (Oficina de Acogdia dl Peregrino) to obtain our Compostela.  We anxiously waited in line with Pilgrims from around the globe, and once it was our turn to step up to the long counter, we were greeted by a volunteer who asked us a few questions and examined our pilgrim’s passport.  He then advised we qualified for our first Compostela.  We were then offered an additional document ‘Certificate of  Distance’.  Although I had not previously heard about this document I ordered one without hesitation.

We were charged 3 euros and received our certificate. which was a beautiful document written in Spanish calligraphy and signed by the Dean of the Cathedral de Santiago.  This distance acknowledgment lists our names, starting point, dates of travel and the total Camino distance walked.   Some folks have said the kilometer distance is not accurate but this does not matter to me.  We also purchased a cardboard mailing tube to safeguard and/or ship our Compostela and ‘Certificate of Distance’ document for only 2 additional euros.

I believe the Pilgrim’s Office only began offering these “Certificate of Distance” documents in 2014 in conjunctions with the traditional Compostela for Pilgrims who reach Santiago de Compostela.  The Pilgrim’s office also allows you to request one via email if you were unable to obtain one after your Camino.

Here is a link to the Pilgrim’s Office in Santiago de Compostela:

https://oficinadelperegrino.com/oficina-peregrino

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Certificate of  Distance -Mother and Daughter Travels

Buen Camino

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Busy streets in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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Bravo to URCamino for developing a a super helpful planning tool

Camino Planning Tool- Recommendation

I found a neat Camino Website with a comprehensive planning feature for the following Caminos:

• Camino Francé
• Portugués
• Camino de Fisterra
• Via Francigena
• Primitivo
• Portugués Interior
• Camino de Muxia

Go to the website ( see below for link)  and read about the various routes. Enter your data into the simple to use planner and once you figure out which route you want, enter your starting point, such as St Jean Pied de Port, then add your last stop, such as Santiago de Compostela.

This awesome tool then allows the user to check off all sorts of interesting options based on your budget and desires. You can pick the type of lodging you want and various travel amenities, such a municipal lodging or private, WIFI and washing machines. It has a comprehensive list of options.
Another great feature is once everything is plugged in you are able to download for future use.

Thank you to CRCamino for developing a super helpful webpage.

Here is their link:

http://www.urcamino.com/

Buen Camino.

 

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Excellent Camino Planning Website for Numerous Routes

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