El Rocio - Andalucia, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 37° 07.839 W 006° 29.108
29S E 723399 N 4112326
Quick Description: The Hermitage of El Rocío (Ermita de El Rocio) is a hermitage at El Rocío, Andalusia, Spain and is the destination of an annual procession/pilgrimage , known as the Romería de El Rocío.
Location: Andalucía, Spain
Date Posted: 11/25/2011 8:50:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMD67F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The Hermitage of El Rocío is a hermitage (A hermitage is a type of monastery)at El Rocío, Andalusia, Spain. The hermitage is home to the Virgin of El Rocío, a small, much-venerated carved wood statue, and is the destination of an annual procession/pilgrimage on the second day of the Pentecost, known as the Romería de El Rocío, connected to the veneration of the Virgin of El Rocío; in recent years the Romería has brought together roughly a million pilgrims each year.

Although there has been a hermitage on this site for centuries, the present hermitage building was designed by architects Antonio Delgado y Roig and Alberto Balbontín de Orta, designed in 1961 and built in stages over the next two decades.

From Wikipedia

The Book "El Rocio" is a collection of black-and-white photographs by the French-born German photographer Loic Breard. Loic accompanies a group of pilgrims, from beginning to end, on their journey by car, horseback or decorated ox-cart to the Romeria to Rocío where they will pay hearty tribute to the Virgin Mary.
It was published by Kerber Verlag in 2009.
ISBN Number: 9783866781054

Author(s): Loic Breard

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