Spanish Guardia Civil creates Camino de Santiago stamp for pilgrim credentials

Spain’s Guardia Civil creates a Camino de Santiago stamp for pilgrim referencesCredit: Creative Commons

The new Camino de Santiago stamp was unveiled on April 26, on the occasion of HM the King’s visit to the Civil Guard station in Sarria, Lugo, Spain.

The Camino de Santiago stamp will be affixed to the credentials of pilgrims when they pass through certain localities of the Camino with the barracks of the Guardia Civil, as well as in the mobile offices of attention to pilgrims (OMAP), as indicated in an official press release from Tuesday, May 31.

Guardia Civil Camino de Santiago stamp
Credit: Guardia Civil

The Guardia Civil, as the main force of public security on the approximately 4,000 kilometers of the Camino de Santiago, has created the institutional seal to be affixed to the proof of passage carried by pilgrims to obtain “the Compostela” (accreditation of the pilgrimage to the tomb of the apostle Santiago), once the necessary steps have been completed.

The Guardia Civil stamp will be available in certain localities along the different routes of the Pilgrim’s Way in the provinces of Biscay, Gipuzkoa, Navarre, Huesca, La Rioja, Cantabria, Asturias, La Coruña, Lugo, Pontevedra, León, Burgos, Soria and Palencia, as well as on board the Mobile Offices of Attention to Pilgrims (OMAP).

News of the new stamp comes shortly after the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage broke historic records with more than 20,700 walkers performing the famous pilgrimage in April 2022.

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