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El Rocio Pilgrimage 2016

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What's El Rocio Pilgrimage?

El Rocio Pilgrimage honors the patron saint, Virgin Rocio, through a procession that involves chanting, drums, guitars, horses, wagons, traditional flamenco dresses, and elaborate flower decorated carriages. This religious Spanish festival has been around since 1758, making this event one of Spain’s oldest and biggest traditional festivals. The climax of the event occurs when the statue of the virgin, which was once discovered in a tree trunk, is brought from the church and paraded throughout the town. This event takes place over a few days in El Rocio, near the town of Almonte, Spain.
El Rocio Pilgrimage
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El Rocio Pilgrimage
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El Rocio Pilgrimage
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El Rocio Pilgrimage
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Location / Venue of El Rocio Pilgrimage

Location / Venue

-, El Rocío

Access From City to Location

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Access From Capital to City

2 hours Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla and 2 hour Bus from Seville to El Rocío

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