The Compostela, the Muxiana, the Finisterrana, and the Testimonium are the different certificates that can be obtained in each of the pilgrimage routes that we organize. Although these certificates depend on public administrations outside this agency (such as the Pilgrim’s Office, in the case of the Compostela), we will explain below what to do to obtain each one of them, once the route is finished. We won’t go into more general aspects (such as the use of the credential, stamps, etc., for which you can find more information here), this time we will focus only on the procedure once at the destination, where to go and what steps to follow.
How to obtain the Compostela at the end of the Camino de Santiago
Once the Camino is finished, already in Santiago de Compostela, those pilgrims who want to obtain this certificate must go to the Pilgrim’s Office. This is located at Rúa das Carretas, 33, 15705 (very close to Plaza del Obradoiro and the Cathedral).
Once there, please follow these instructions:
– Please go to the waiting area of the Pilgrim Office
– Take the ticket with your number and QR code. If you scan the QR code, you can check in real time the status of the queue and the waiting time.
– You can either wait there or just come back later when your number is about to be called.
– Once your number is being called, please go to the hall where you can see on a screen your number and the counter you should go to receive your Compostela Certificate.
For more information, do not hesitate to check the Pilgrim’s Office website, or call +34 981 56 88 46.
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Request your Compostela Certificate in advance if you are traveling as a group
If you are traveling in a group of 5 or more people, we recommend that you request your Compostela in advance. This way you can avoid waiting time and possible queues at the pilgrim’s office when you go to pick up your credential. You will be able to enjoy Santiago from the first minute you set foot on its streets.
How to apply in advance for the pilgrim’s Compostela for groups?
Requesting the Compostela before arriving in Santiago is very simple:
- Gather the data of each of the members of the group (Name, Surname, Sex, Age, Profession, Reason for the pilgrimage, Nationality, Start date, Means of transport, Route of the Camino, Start of the Camino).
- One or two days before arriving in Santiago de Compostela fill out this form on the Pilgrim’s Office website.
- Send the form
- Pick up your Compostela: Ready! When you arrive in Santiago you can pick up your Compostela at the Pilgrim’s Office.
How to obtain the Finisterrana (Finisterre Way)
This document was created and has been issued by the Finisterre City Council, since 1997. To obtain it, it is necessary to have the Pilgrim’s Credential in which, as on the Camino de Santiago, we must seal it in hostels, parishes, churches or any representative stop along of the Way. Upon your arrival in Finisterre (or Fisterra) you can collect your Fisterrana at the “Albergue de Fisterra”, C/ Real, 2 · Town: Fisterra (A Coruña) · Contact telephone number: +34 981 74 07 81.
How to obtain the Muxiana (Muxía Way)
The official certificate of completion, known as Muxiana, can be obtained at the town hall (Rúa Real, 35, 15124 Muxía, A Coruña Telephone: +34 981 74 20 01). This document was created in the Casa da Cultura de Muxía, extending the Camino de Santiago to this point. Like the Fisterrana, to obtain the Muxiana it is necessary to carry and present the Pilgrim’s Credential stamped during the journey through Negreira, Olveiroa, Fisterra or Lires.
How to obtain the Testimonium (Via Francigena)
To obtain the Testimonium (the equivalent of the Compostela on the Via Francigena, Italy) it will be necessary to show “la Credenziale” with its stamps. Once in Rome, you will have to go to any of these offices:
The office of the “Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi” in St. Peter’s Square. Open from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00.
The Sacristy of Saint Peter’s Basilica (you can request direct entry from the Swiss Guards on the left side of the church courtyard, thus avoiding the queue to enter the Basilica). From the Petriano entrance in Piazza S. Uffizio. Open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (except Wednesday and Sunday). Phone +39 06 69883731.
If you go to the Ad Limina Petri in the center of San Lorenzo at Váa Pfeiffer 24, at the reception of the pilgrim office. Open Monday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in summer. Phone + 39 06 69885332
Please, keep in mind that although we try to keep this information updated, since it is a service provided by an entity outside our agency, the hours, addresses and procedures may vary. We recommend visiting the official website of each administration for more information