The Pilgrim Reception Office of Santiago de Compostela changed location in 2015 from Rua do Vilar.

It's just a few minutes walk from Plaza Obradoiro as shown on the map to the side. The Welcome Centre of the Cathedral of Santiago is the place where pilgrims arrive for information, assistance and to request their Compostela certificate. In 2016 the 'Distance Certificate' was added, which records any distance that you may have walked, cycled or ridden by horse, from any point along the route. You have request this is addition to your Compsotela but it's not a requirement to have completed teh 100km minimum pilgrimage.

Services Available Include:-

Welcome to the pilgrims, sealing credentials and delivery of the "Compostela ". Issuing of the Distance Certificate. Chapel for prayer and reflection, with the possibility of Mass. Parking for bicycles. Post Office. Renfe (train) office. Alsa (bus) office. Large space perfect for relaxing on arrival garden. Office of Information and Tourism of Galicia. Baths for pilgrims (accessible for the disabled)


Pilgrim Reception Office
Rua Carretas, no.33
15705 Santiago de Compostela
A Coruña - SPAIN
Tel 00 34 981 568 846

Opening Hours

  • From Easter to October 31 - 08:00 to 21:00 hours
  • From November 1 to Easter - 10:00 to 19:00 hours
  • Closed - 25 December & January 1

NB - If the pilgrimage is completed reaching Santiago on Christmas or New Years Day, the "Compostela" can be obtained in the sacristy of the Cathedral.

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Anne Corrigan, UK, walking the Camino Frances

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and found the organisation excellent. We were also impressed by the friendliness and welcome we received everywhere. The information pack was useful and contained all the information we needed. So many, many thanks again for your kindness, efficiency and help in giving us such a good holiday.

Anne and Brian Harris, UK, walking the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago

We had an amazing time on the Camino... I would recommend this 6 day walk to anyone. All in all a memorable trip, and you guys did a great job in planning, arranging and organising it.

Chris and Davina, Australia, walking the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago