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Camino Pilgrims Office in Santiago de Compostela

Camino Pilgrims Office in Santiago de Compostela. If you finish your Camino trip in the city of 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 just a few minutes away from the cathedral and Praza do Obradoiro in the centre of the city.

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 where you will be able to 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 along the way 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 of the Pilgrim’s Reception Office 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 1st May until 30th October, the office receives pilgrims from all over the world from 8 am to 9 pm.
  • The centre is only closed on Christmas Day 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 there are many people 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 you 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 our Camino Culture section for more information about pilgrim certificates and more.



  1. By Sarah

    Dear Nicolas,

    Thank you for your message. We are not the Pilgrims Office in Santiago so you may need to contact them. You can do so here:

    If you would like help planning your trip to the Camino, you can talk to our travel specialists via the phone or email at [email protected]

    Wishing you the best for your adventure!

  2. By Nicolas F Esquivel

    Dear sirs we would very much like to obtain a map of the Camino, We are planning to walk 100 kilometers from Compostela. We need to plan air travel from Bogota Colombia and ground transport to the start of the 100 kilometer path, we understand there are many walks we want to walk the original pilgrims walk, thank you and if this office doesn’t help with coordinating walks can you please direct this message to that department or send me an email with that information, kind regards

  3. By Sarah

    Hi Michael, the office opens at 9am. You can find more information here:

  4. By Michael Docodcil

    Hello, I plan arriving Santiago Friday morning, what time does the credentials/certificate opens? Thanks in advance

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