The city of El Rocio is located in the center of Donana Park in the province of Huelva and is located between the coast and Almonte. This is mainly the city of pilgrimage.
All towns, villages and villages in Andalucia have their own pilgrimage to either the patron saint or the virgin or the local people they love the most; El Roc is no exception? However, the pilgrimage at El Roc? O is the most popular pilgrimage compared to other places in the region because it has a cult status. This is not only the most important but also the most colorful. Millions of people come for this pilgrimage not only from Spain, but also from distant places.
The history of the Cult begins in the 13th century. According to legend, a hunter from Almonte or Villamanrique found a statue of the Virgin Mary in Donana Park under a tree trunk. A small place of worship – the chapel was built at the location of the tree and became a place of pilgrimage. Initially service was only limited to this place. Fraternities from nearby cities began to come on pilgrimage during the 17th century and in the 19th century people from Cadiz, Seville, etc. Come on a trip that takes 4 days. Virgin del Rocio cult has become very popular nowadays and people from all over the world visit this place.
A large number of people come on pilgrimage to see the Virgin Dew statue that has existed since the 13th century. People who come on pilgrimage are known as rocieros.
The pilgrimage takes place on the 7th weekend after Easter before Pentecost Monday. Pilgrims arrive from Friday onwards and leave on Tuesday. Traffic in this period is very heavy. The true pilgrims avoid using the toll road; …