The Pilgrimage of El Rocio

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El Rocio, Spain

The Pilgrimage of El Rocio Reviews

davidx davidx
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Unique place, annual ceremony. Nov 24, 2010
My ratings here could be misleading. I do not recommend anybody to go at the pilgrimage time but almost any other time it's great (except possibly high summer when the flood waters evaporate). On the other hand the very expensive classification relates only to the time of the pilgrimage when hotel rates soar to astronomical heights and there is nowhere to park!

El Rocio is noteworthy for three reasons. The one they would put first is the pilgrimage. The second, which drew me there is its juxtaposition to the lagoon created by the flood waters of the Doñana National Park. The third is the nature of the village itself - streets and pavements deep in sand and horse hitching poles outside the houses (which are mostly owned by brotherhoods connected with the pilgrimage.)

Obviously I have not seen the pilgrimage. I should quite like to for the spectacle, although its religious significance would be wasted on me, if it were not so absurdly expensive. If I try to describe it, I shall simply be plucking from the website so I suggest you read that.
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