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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.
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  • It is a village with many Guild houses and the streets unpaved and filled with sand. Worth a visit by how precious that are photos that you can draw with the background of the Hermitage where is the virgen del rocio. It is a typical Andalusian village. There are bars and restaurants and even hotels and pensions, so visit it is indispensable. This bordering the Doñana National Park which is also distracted and exciting to know him.
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  • Surprised by its remarkable for the archaism as the entire village. Beautiful, white and smoemu unusual Church in a typical old style andaluskom
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  • It is a Hermitage, worth seeing, if you are traveling through the area, you can not fail to see it, you won't be disappointed.
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