Every year in late May or early June the sleepy village of El Rocío comes to life as almost a million people join the Romería (pilgrimage) del Rocío, Spain’s largest and most spectacular pilgrimage. Pilgrims walk or ride horses through the countryside of Doñana National Park to the village during Pentecost to pay tribute to the Virgin of El Rocío, whose effigy is carried around the town. Crowds of passionate followers fight for the privilege of carrying it.
During Pentecost some pilgrims cover on horseback a three days journey through Donana National Park to El Rocio, Huelva province, Andalusia, Spain
El Rocio Romeria pilgrimage,Votive candles in the side chapel of the Ermita del Rocio, El Rocio, Almonte, Huelva province, Andalucia, Spain
Romeria del Rocio festival, El Rocio, Andalucia (Andalusia), Spain, Europe
Romeria del Rocio, pilgrims on their way through the Donana Nacional Parque, Province Huelva, Andalucia, Spain
Pilgrims in Donana Palace, Huelva province, Andalucia
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