Virgin of El Rocio, Almonte

Virgin of El Rocio, an hermitage with yearly pilgrimages of about a million people, originally dates back to the early 17th century. Subsequent rebuilds have given the buildings both religious and architectural interest. Check out the venerated wooden statue of Mary, called the Virgin of El Rocío. The town itself has a frontier feel. Spend some time eating in the tapas bars or window shopping, or just indulge in some people watching. Make Virgin of El Rocio a part of your Almonte vacation plans using our Almonte driving holiday planning site .
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  • In rocio you will hardly find asphalting as most of the town is sand roads. Locals ride horses and get ready for the yearly road shows. Where all horses gather from around. The virgin is a pelgrimage....  more »
  • El Rocío is a very special Place, no asphalt roads, all sand. More people travel by horse than by car. Wild West Style, you expect to meet Winnetou & Old Shatterhand any minute 🤗. Daytime lots of...  more »
  • Beautiful church the alter was stunning worth seeing even for the non religious. El Rocio town a little strange as it has sandy roads and looks mostly like it should be in the wild west . Stopped for a coffee on what looks like a beach but has a lake instead of sea .
  • Beautiful place of worship. I was very disappointed to be asked to leave the church as i was wearing sleeveless t-shirt. If you want to enforce a dress code make sure the women cover their heads and shoulders. Maybe remove the lottery sellers from the front door as well. I am sure Jesus would agree.
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