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One Day in El Rocio's Pilgrimage

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Seville, Spain

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Maria Reyes Garcia
Andalusia by Maria Reyes

What is this?

This is an exclusive limited-seat experience -- an authentic experience partaking in just one day of the 3-day pilgrimage, joining a local brotherhood as they walk from Seville to El Rocío, beginning at dawn and stretching into the midnight hour. Start the early morning pickup at your Seville hotel, you'll be transported to the mystical paths traversed by the brotherhoods, known only to insiders. With a local brotherhood member as your host, you'll immerse in a day filled with singing, dancing, and ritual observances dedicated to the Virgin del Rocío. Along the way, you'll walk along scenic sandy paths, sit on one of the horse drawn carriages when tired, immerse in unique local customs, learn the traditional dances, partake in communal meals featuring regional cuisine, and experience the heartfelt sung prayers that echo the pilgrims' deep devotion. Around midnight, you will be transported back - reluctantly - to your hotel in Seville,

What makes this unique?

This experience offers a rare glimpse into the soul of Andalusian culture, articulated through every step and song along the route to El Rocío. What sets the El Rocío Pilgrimage apart is not just its scale, being one of the largest of its kind in Europe, but its blend of religious devotion and festive exuberance. You will engage in old rituals and practices as the pilgrimage progresses. The shared meals, from midday repasts to a hearty dinner, are a celebration of communal unity. This pilgrimage is a visual spectacle, showcasing the traditional Andalusian culture with participants dressed in elaborate, colorful flamenco dresses, making it a profound and high-octane expression of regional identity. The sights and sounds,, the food and drinks, the sandy trails marked by the hooves of horses—create a tapestry of experiences that transform this pilgrimage into an unforgettable encounter with tradition and spirituality.

What is the profile of the host?

Your guide, a lifelong member of the local brotherhood, brings not only expertise but a personal passion for the pilgrimage tradition. Educated in the history and cultural practices of Andalusia, they offer an insider's view into the spiritual journey, enhancing your experience with personal stories and deep knowledge of the pilgrimage rituals. They are typically participated in the pilgrimage themselves from a young age. Their firsthand experience provides an authentic perspective.

What to bring?

Comfortable walking shoes for navigating the sandy terrains. A hat or capto shield yourself from the intense Andalusian sun. A water bottle and camera. Men should opt for a breathable white shirt made of linen or hemp, paired with pants in shades of blue, dark green, or brown. Women may prefer a long skirt or dress, suitable for both walking and riding. Additional Note: Please be aware that restroom facilities are sparse along the route. Pilgrims typically make use of natural areas for breaks.

How do we get there?

Seville is well connected by air, rail and road. After the booking, chat with Reyes to share hotel details for pick-up and drop-off.
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EUR 993
per person
Private experience
14 hours
**Limited-seat bookings are open now for 2024: May 15th-17th 2024. 2025 bookings will open on June 1, 2024 for June 4th-6th 2025.** This Experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants to make base costs and logistics work. Included are: transportation from Seville and back, all meals and drinks, access to horse carriages as needed for resting, a local host from one of Seville’s brotherhoods to accompany you through the journey and provide insider access.
Offered in English, Spanish
Private experience
14 hours
**Limited-seat bookings are open now for 2024: May 15th-17th 2024. 2025 bookings will open on June 1, 2024 for June 4th-6th 2025.** This Experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants to make base costs and logistics work. Included are: transportation from Seville and back, all meals and drinks, access to horse carriages as needed for resting, a local host from one of Seville’s brotherhoods to accompany you through the journey and provide insider access.
Offered in English, Spanish
calendar
EUR 993
per person
Private experience
14 hours
**Limited-seat bookings are open now for 2024: May 15th-17th 2024. 2025 bookings will open on June 1, 2024 for June 4th-6th 2025.** This Experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants to make base costs and logistics work. Included are: transportation from Seville and back, all meals and drinks, access to horse carriages as needed for resting, a local host from one of Seville’s brotherhoods to accompany you through the journey and provide insider access.
Offered in English, Spanish
Private experience
14 hours
**Limited-seat bookings are open now for 2024: May 15th-17th 2024. 2025 bookings will open on June 1, 2024 for June 4th-6th 2025.** This Experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants to make base costs and logistics work. Included are: transportation from Seville and back, all meals and drinks, access to horse carriages as needed for resting, a local host from one of Seville’s brotherhoods to accompany you through the journey and provide insider access.
Offered in English, Spanish