El rocio

el rocio

Where is El Rocio?

El Rocío es una aldea situada a 15 km del municipio de Almonte, en la comarca de El Condado, provincia de Huelva, Andalucía ( España ). En ella se celebra una importante peregrinación mariana, la Romería del Rocío.

Why is El Rocio so famous?

However the main reason for El Rocios fame is the El Rocio pilgrimage, the Romeria del Rocio. This takes place each year on the second day of Pentecost (Whitsun) and nearly a million people take part in the annual pilgrimage. It is by far the biggest and most colourful in the region.

What is the Romeria del Rocio?

Every May, the small town in Andalucía drives millions of people to celebrate the Romeria del Rocio, which is known to be Spain’s most traditional festival. The pilgrimage is special because it is one of the oldest festivals in Andalucía, celebrated for many years.

What to do in El Rocío?

Feel the true spirit of El Rocío...The pilgrimage begins with a walk through the ancient footpaths that converge around the River Guadalquivir. From dawn to dusk, a cloak embroidered with the moon and stars covers the tiny village of El Rocío.

Where is El Rocio in Spain?

El Rocio is in the province of Huelva in the Andalucia region of Spain. El Rocio is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. El Rocio is a beautiful little village which sits in the heart of the Donana park - an important wet-land reserve.

What is the purpose of the Romería de El Rocio?

Romería de El Rocío. The Virgin of El Rocío. The Romería de El Rocío is a procession/pilgrimage on the second day of Pentecost to the Hermitage of El Rocío in the countryside of Almonte, Province of Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, in honor of the Virgin of El Rocío. In recent years the Romería has brought together roughly a million pilgrims each year.

What is the Hermitage of El Rocío?

The Hermitage of El Rocío ( Spanish: Ermita del Rocío or Ermita de El Rocío) is a hermitage at El Rocío in the countryside of Almonte, Province of Huelva, Andalusia, Spain.

What is El Rocio like to visit?

El Rocio is a beautiful little village which sits in the heart of the Donana park - an important wet-land reserve. El Rocio has white cottages, sandy unpaved roads and a kind of Spanish wild-west feel about it. Lots of people get around on horseback and there is a special rail for tying your horse to whilst you stop for lunch etc.

What is the purpose of the Romería de El Rocio?

Romería de El Rocío. The Virgin of El Rocío. The Romería de El Rocío is a procession/pilgrimage on the second day of Pentecost to the Hermitage of El Rocío in the countryside of Almonte, Province of Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, in honor of the Virgin of El Rocío. In recent years the Romería has brought together roughly a million pilgrims each year.

How to get to Romería del Rocío?

The bus company DAMAS provides exceptional bus fares during the week of Romería del Rocío. Buses run from the cities of Seville and Huelva to the little town of El Rocío multiple times per day. If you prefer to go by car, we suggest you take the A49 from Huelva or Seville until you reach the A483. Follow it direction El Rocío.

What is it like to live in El Rocio?

La Romeria del Rocio. For most of the year the small hamlet of El Rocío is just about as deserted a place as you could wish to find. Its wide, sandy streets are lined with impressively large houses complete with verandahs but they are usually uninhabited except at the time of the pilgrimage. It’s the pilgrimage which brings El Rocío to life,...

Where is the Virgen del Rocio?

The object of the pilgrimage is a 13th-century statue of the Virgen Del Rocio (Virgin of the Dew), in the town of the same name. El Rocio is in Huelva province, in the heart of the Doñana park, between Almonte and the coast.

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