El Rocío: a charming small village

El Rocío is a small and charming village situated in the Almonte municipality, province of Huelva. Thousands of people go on a pilgrimage to this famous destination to show its devotion to the Virgin of El Rocío, known as the “White Dove”.

El Rocio pilgrimage is celebrated during the week previous to the Whit Monday, 50 days after the Easter Sunday. During the dawn of the Whit Monday, the people of Almonte carry the Virgin throughout all the brotherhoods of the small village.

Thousand of people make part of this religious rite and go on a pilgrimage to El Rocío from different points of Andalusia. During these days, the small village also receives many people attracted by the expectations created by this worldwide event.

For those preferring to visit El Rocío without so many crowds, the best thing is to visit it in different dates where there is more calm, since the village receives throngs of people those days, packing the restaurants and the local accommodations. The rest of the year, many people visit El Rocío to venerate the Virgin, although the quantity is less.

But besides its religious character, El Rocío is also an ideal place for practising equestrian activities. Actually, this small village is a real model in these sense in Andalusia.

Likewise, another of its attractions is the natural environment, surrounded by the Doñana National Park, which we need to cross on the way to the village and where we can contemplate a unique natural landscape. Additionally, it is located 15 kilometres away from Matalascañas and its lovely sand dunes range.

Recommended hotels near to El Rocío:

–          Flamero Hotel

–          Dunas de Doñana Golf Resort

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