Pilgrimage to the Rocio - Spain (39 images)

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Created: 24 Jun 2012     
The El Rocío pilgrimage is the most famous in the region, attracting nearly a million people from across Andalucia and the entire country, and beyond. Every Andalucian city, town and village has its own pilgrimages, for its patron saint, virgin or other much-loved local figure. But the El Rocio has cult status, and is the most important and most colourful.
This cult dates back to the 13th century, when a hunter from the village of Villamanrique (or Almonte, depending on which...
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