Pueblo del rocio

Pueblo del rocio

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Hermitage of el rocío

The place we know today as El Rocio, gives its name not only to the Virgin, but also to a village and a specific territory. The church of El Rocio sits at the foot of marvelous marshes where horses and flamingos coexist, this church is known by all for the televised pilgrimages in honor of its virgin. Besides this curiosity, it is worth approaching this picturesque whitewashed building where horse-drawn carriages are always waiting at the door, the light dazzles on the walls and you can always hear a kind of fluttering of fans.The current layout of this church is not very old, dating from the mid 60’s of the twentieth century, although part of the foundations belong to the medieval church of the thirteenth century.

Virgen del rocío

La Ermita del Rocío es una ermita situada en el término municipal de Almonte, provincia de Huelva, España. La ermita alberga a la Virgen del Rocío, una pequeña y venerada imagen tallada en madera, y es el destino de una procesión/peregrinación anual en el segundo día de Pentecostés, conocida como la Romería de El Rocío, relacionada con la veneración de la Virgen del Rocío;[1][2] en los últimos años la Romería ha reunido alrededor de un millón de peregrinos cada año.[3][4]
Aunque en este lugar ha existido una ermita desde hace siglos, el actual edificio de la ermita fue diseñado por los arquitectos Antonio Delgado y Roig y Alberto Balbontín de Orta, proyectado en 1961 y construido por etapas en las dos décadas siguientes[5].
La primera ermita del Rocío fue un sencillo edificio mudéjar[10] construido algún tiempo después de la manda de Alfonso de 1270, y construido no más tarde de 1300[11] (Juan Infante-Galán Zambrano dice 1270-1284,[8][12] pero también dice que la primera evidencia documental firme de la ermita data de 1337[12]). La imagen de la Virgen del Rocío es ciertamente de este edificio, aunque su fecha y origen precisos son objeto de controversia[13].

Wikipedia

Coinciding with Pentecost a festival is held in honor of the Virgin, known as the Pilgrimage of El Rocio, which is attended by more than a million people, the picture of the brotherhoods rocieras, heading on horseback or in carts to the shrine of the Queen of the Marshes, is one of the most genuine spectacles of Andalusia.
Its white houses are installed around the hermitage, the streets of the village of El Rocio are of land reaching the foot of the marsh where the Hermitage of the Virgen del Rocio is located, its construction is typically popular forms, its whiteness matching the purity, fill with peace to the visitor who arrives to its door.in the sanctuary is the image of the Virgen del Rocio of baroque outline.
For the visitor it is important to feel and hear all the sounds and feelings that emanate from this village, to hear the quiet sounds of the sand running through the marsh and even the distant sound of the drum and flute rociera, with which rhythmically Almonte venerates the Queen of the Marshes, the Blessed Virgin del Rocio, its patron saint.

Pueblo del rocio 2020

If you are thinking about what to do this summer a good idea is to go out and visit picturesque villages and towns. One of them is in Andalusia and is very popular. I am talking about El Rocio, an interesting and fun destination that is waiting for you.
El Rocio is in Almonte, about 55 kilometers from Huelva, and within the towns that make pilgrimages is well known for his. It is one of the events that attracts tourists and one of its main cultural attractions. Let’s get to know it!
Now, if you do not go just for the pilgrimage, what else can you do in the village of El Rocio? Well, you can always visit the hermitage, of course. It is Andalusian style, like a farmhouse, and has a huge iron cross at the top. Inside it zealously keeps a baroque altarpiece with the image of the Virgin, patron saint of Andalusia.
It is a thirteenth-century carving in Gothic style that underwent a transformation four centuries later. Then she was dressed in luxurious fabrics, as if she were part of the courts of the Austrias: a lace mantle, bell-shaped skirt and tight sleeves. It is worth entering and contemplating it closely, of course.