Hermitage of El Rocío, Almonte

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.
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  • Has who not heard of the dew? It is the most important pilgrimage of our country and little events gather as many people as the dew. More than one million people in recent years. Apart from the event and the Marian devotion, the place is very attractive. The chapel/Church is precious, next to the Marsh, surrounded by spectacular natural beauty and located in a great town that welcomes anyone who wants to visit the place and 106 brotherhoods.
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  • We ate a dish of what they call Andalusian fried were good. The expensive price for what charge elsewhere in the area. A plate of three servings €34.5, taking apart the bread and peaks. However the price of drink was correct. It took much to serve us therefore had much personal accumulation.
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  • It is not a place that has surprised me. the Marsh a very quiet country swamp. the people arrested at the time. very nice Church. I went in July and was all very still and empty. I guess that you may attend the pilgrimage must be very impressive and emotional.
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