The Credencial is the pilgrim’s passport: a document that you always bring with you during your adventure and a souvenir of the Way of St James, your best experience. In this post, Spain Incoming, as your incoming travel agency , we explain what it is the Credencial, where to get it and how to use it.

What is the Credencial?

The Credencial is a document resembling a passport that you have during your Way, from the beginning to the end.

Besides, with your Credencial you can request the Compostela, a certificate that accredits your pilgrimage. So, in addition to your personal experience along the way, you also can take a souvenir of your adventure.

Credencial’s information

The Credential, the Pilgrim’s Passport - The Credential

The Credencial, the Pilgrim’s Passport – The Credential

The Credencial resembles a passport and it has the following parts:

  • Name of the institution that issues it.
  • Pilgrim’s information: name, ID, address.
  • Date of beginning of the pilgrimage.
  • Modality: by foot, cycling or horse.
  • Box for the last stamp that accredits that pilgrim get to Santiago de Compostela.
The Credential, the Pilgrim’s Passport - The Credential

The Credencial, the Pilgrim’s Passport – Different editions

Depending on the Credencial’s edition, different useful information about Cathedral’s considerations may vary from page to page section.

In Credencial’s back part you can find the pilgrim’s prayer and the different Official Routes of the Camino de Santiago and other European routes.

The Credential, the Pilgrim’s Passport - Credencial’s back part

The Credential, the Pilgrim’s Passport – Credencial’s back part

How to get the Credencial?

 The Credential, the Pilgrim’s Passport - Santiago de Compostela

The Credential, the Pilgrim’s Passport – Santiago de Compostela

Spain Incoming organizes your Way of St James and everything you may need in order to guarantee a successful and worry-free adventure. So, as well as providing you the travel documentation, we give you your Credencial.

Besides, pilgrims also can get the Credencial by requesting it at Pilgrim’s Reception Office or at the different religious institutions authorized by the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

It’s important to note…

The Credential, the Pilgrim’s Passport - Stamp

The Credential, the Pilgrim’s Passport – Stamp

The most sections of the Credencial are to certify your pass along the stages of the Way. Once you start your Camino, you have to stamp at least 2 a day at every stage. Actually, this is one of the requirements for getting the Compostela, one of the more desired certificates. Click here If you want to know more about the Compostela or other certificates that you can get at the end of the Camino.

The Credential, the Pilgrim’s Passport - The Way of Saint James

The Credential, the Pilgrim’s Passport – The Way of Saint James

You know all you need about the Credencial so pack for starting your adventure with us!