The Pilgrim Passport (Credencial)

Your pilgrim passport is your entrance document into albergues, gets you free access to some museums on the way, and is a great way to remember your trip, as you collect stamps from all manners of places and people.

Pilgrim Passport

It also helps hospitaleros and hospitaleras to trace bed bug outbreaks.

At a number of places you can use this document of your travels to ask for another document, the Compostela, which attests to your Way and was originally intended as an indulgence, forgiving you all sins up to that moment.

My 2018 Compostela from Santiago de Compostela

Places you can get a Compostela