Camino Pilgrims Office in Santiago de Compostela

Camino Pilgrims Office in Santiago de Compostela. If you finish your Camino trip in Santiago de Compostela, you will receive your Compostela certificate and a warm welcome from the people at the Pilgrims Office.

The Pilgrims Office in Santiago de Compostela (Oficina de Acogida al Peregrino) is located in the city centre, just a few minutes away from the cathedral and Praza do Obradoiro.

The Pilgrims Office in Santiago is a welcoming centre for pilgrims completing the Camino. It is here where you will get the final stamp for your pilgrim passport (credencial) and request your pilgrimage certificate, known as ‘Compostela’; as well as the certificate of distance.

Camino pilgrims arriving in Santiago de Compostela should make their way to the Pilgrims Office, located at the following address:

Rúa das Carretas, 33, 15705 Santiago de Compostela, Spain

It is important to obtain your pilgrim passport before embarking on your journey. This will allow you to collect your stamps and request your Compostela in Santiago.

The Pilgrim’s Reception Office is run by the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela. The Director is traditionally a Canon of the Cathedral.

Opening Hours of the Camino Pilgrims Office in Santiago

  • The Camino Pilgrims Office in Santiago de Compostela receives pilgrims nearly every day of the year.
  • In winter-time (1st November until 30th April, except Easter), the office is open every day from 10 am to 7 pm.
  • During Easter Week (Semana Santa) and from 1 May until 30 October, the office receives pilgrims from around the world from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The centre is only closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day, when pilgrims can request their certificates directly from the Cathedral.

Note that during the busiest months of the year (from July to September), when many people are walking the routes, the Camino Pilgrims Office in Santiago de Compostela can get quite busy, so expect a bit of waiting.

You are in good company as you join the other pilgrims in celebration after a long journey.

A pilgrim must walk at least 100 km or cycle 200 km and collect stamps in their pilgrim passport along the route to qualify for their Compostela certificate when they get to the pilgrim’s office.

For additional information and the latest updates, we recommend you visit their website, Pilgrims Office in Santiago or contact our travel specialists.

Read here to learn more about Camino Pilgrim Passports & Certificates.


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