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Hermitage of El Rocio, (Spain)

geobeats on Feb 18, 2011 In the quiet village of El Rocio in Andalusia Spain is a newly constructed hermitage built on a sacred location. The area was deemed an official hermitage site around 1270 by King Alfonso the Wise in honor of the Virgin Mary. … [More]
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The Virgin of El Rocío (also known as Madonna of El Rocío or Our Lady of El Rocío, Spanish: Virgen del Rocío, Nuestra Señora del Rocío; also, formerly, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios or Santa María de las Rocinas[1]) is a small carved wooden statue of the Virgin and Child, of which the only carved parts are the face, hands, and the Christ child, which is venerated at the Hermitage of El Rocío (Almonte, Province of Huelva, Spain).[2] The associated annual procession/pilgrimage, know… [More]