If you are already preparing your backpack to undertake a pilgrimage to Caravaca de la Cruz for religious reasons
, don't forget to pack your "Credencial de pelegrino". This can be applied for directly from the Palacio Episcopal in Murcia or via the website of the Diocese of Cartagena
, and once you have it you can begin the journey at your own leisure.
Why is the Credencial so important?
is like an ID card, bearing your personal details and identifying your starting point on the Camino. It also contains spaces in which to accumulate the stamps supplied at churches, tourist information offices and other establishments, and is indispensable for the awarding of the Pilgrim's Certificate
) issued by the Diocese of Cartagena if the correct criteria are fulfilled.
In addition, it entitles the holder to discounts in affiliated establishments, lists of which are available at the Tourist Information Office in Caravaca and at the headquarters of the Cofradía de la Santísima y Vera Cruz de Caravaca upon arrival.
For further information consult the official website of the Diocese of Cartagena.