Be sure to have your pilgrim “passport” stamped in each town you pass or spend the night. You can often obtain a stamp in a local parish, restaurant, or town hall. The stamps will signify that you are an authentic pilgrim. Some hostels may not permit you to spend the night unless you can show an evidence of stamps from each day of your pilgrimage.
Be sure to obtain your credential or “passport” before beginning your pilgrimage. You can present your passport at pilgrim hostels along the route as evidence that you are a genuine pilgrim and not simply a wanderer looking for a cheap place to stay! Among the institutions were you can obtain your passport (credential) are:
In Euskadi (the Basque region): Santuario de Loyola. Tel: 943 025 000. Hours: 8 to 14 and from 16 to 19h.
In La Rioja: Parroquia de San Ignacio, Logroño. Huesca Street , 39, near the street of the Duke of Nájera and the Plaza del Primero de Mayo. Tel: 941 203 504. Hours: 11 to 14 and from 18 to 20h.
In Navarra: Tudela Tourist Office. Plaza de los Fueros, 5-6, Tudela. Tel: 948 848 058. Office hours from March 19 to October 12, Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm. In other months, the hours are: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays, from 10 am to 2 pm.
In Aragón: Centro Pignatelli, Zaragoza . Paseo de la Constitución, 6. Tel: 976 217 217. Hours: 9 to 14 and from 16 to 20h.
In Catalonia : Parroquia de Sant Ignasi, Lleida. Plaza de España, 4. Tel: 973 271 099. Hours: 17 to 19h. Curia of the Jesuits, Barcelona . Llúria Street 13. Tel: 933 012 350. Hours: 9-21h (Saturday and Sunday closed)
Be sure to obtain your credential before you start your pilgrimage, because some of the centers listed above are not open in August. The credentials are priced at € 0.5.
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