The credential

WHAT IS THE CREDENTIAL AND WHAT IS IT FOR

If you are going to embark on the Way of Saint James, you will need a pilgrim’s passport (Credencial de Peregrino). This is a personal document that certifies you as a pilgrim and which you will need to present at many pilgrims’ shelters in order to stay the night and in other establishments to make the most of certain benefits. You can get your passport stamped as you make your way along the route. Bear in mind that, in order to receive the ‘Compostela’ (certificate), you need to get at least one stamp per day (two on the Galician stretch if you are travelling on foot or in the last 200 kilometres if you are travelling by bike). 

 

WHERE TO GET THE CREDENTIAL IN PAMPLONA

In Pamplona, you can get your passport stamped in:

  • The Jesús y María municipal hostel (Calle Compañía, 4)
  • the Archbishopric (Santa María la Real Square, 1)
  • Librería Diocesana (calle Dormitalería 1)
  • Sacristía de la catedral de Pamplona (calle Curia s/n)
  • La Caminoteca (calle Curia 15)
  • La tienda del Camino (Mayor Street 9).   

It costs €2

 

WHERE TO STAMP IT

These are some of the places where the credencial can be stamped:

  • Pamplona Tourist Office (San Saturnino Street 2)
  • Ultreia, Interpretation Center of the Way of Saint James (Mayor Street 20)
  • The Jesús y María municipal hostel (Calle Compañía, 4)
  • the Archbishopric (Plaza de Santa María la Real, 1).
  • Sacristía de la Catedral de Pamplona (calle Curia s/n)
  • Librería Diocesana (calle Dormitalería 1)
  • La Caminoteca (calle Curia 15)
  • La Tienda del Camino (Mayor Street 9)