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Hermitage of El Rocío, Almonte
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The Hermitage of El Rocío is a hermitage at El Rocío in the countryside of Almonte, Province of Huelva, Andalusia, Spain. The hermitage is home to the Virgin of El Rocío, a small, much-venerated carved wood statue, and is the destination of an annual procession/pilgrimage on the second day of the Pentecost, known as the Romería de El Rocío, connected to the veneration of the Virgin of El Rocío; in recent years the Romería has brought together roughly a million pilgrims each year.Although there has been a hermitage on this site for centuries, the present hermitage building was designed by architects Antonio Delgado y Roig and Alberto Balbontín de Orta, designed in 1961 and built in stages over the next two decades.HistoryThe historical chronicles say that King Alfonso X of Castile (Alfonso the Wise), present on the site in 1270, ordered the construction of a hermitage dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the place then known as Las Rocinas, which had recently been reconquered from the Muslims who at that time still ruled much of southern Spain. The same chronicles say that attracted by the beauty of the area and its abundant deer, Alfonso established himself a hunting preserve there in 1269, first known as the Coto Real del Lomo del Grullo y Las Rocinas, which largely coincides with today's Doñana National Park or Coto de Doñana.Make Hermitage of El Rocío a part of your Almonte vacation plans using our Almonte family vacation planner.
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Een bedevaartsplaats dat eruit ziet als een westerstad. Geen asfalt maar geel zand. De kerk/kapel is mooi en er zijn veel bezoekers die een kaars willen aansteken. Daarna zijn we een stukje doorgelope... read more »A place that looks like a wester city. No asphalt but yellow sand. The Church/Chapel is beautiful and there are many visitors who want to light a candle. After that we walked a bit until you get to a restaurant plays where olive trees that do 200 years old. At that restaurant food and drinks also viewing still on their horse. Great to see. All in all very special to see.show original
Мы посетили это место во время тура по национальному парку Доньяна. Хотя оно и не относится к парку, но вплотную примыкает к нему. Тут поклоняются небольшой деревянной статуе Девы Марии, в определённы... read more »We visited this place during the tour to the National Park Doñana. Although it does not apply to the Park, but closely adjoins it. Here worshipped a small wooden statue of the Virgin Mary, in certain days committed mass pilgrimage, but we weren't in such a day, so calmly, everything considered.show original
Volviendo de Punta Umbria pasamos por Mazagón y luego fuimos al Rocío. Tenia muchas ganas de conocerlo y mereció la pena. Esta bastante cerca. Aparcamos fuera si aparcas dentro cuesta 1€ Hay carromato... read more »Returning from Punta Umbria we pass Mazagón and then went to the spray. I had really wanted to meet him and was worth it. This fairly close. We parked outside if you park inside costs €1 there are wagons and ponies for children-riding. A very nice plan for them. A place no doubt to returnshow original
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