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El Rocio 2013: La Salida de Sevilla

Amidst all the excitement of Ferias around Andalucia every spring, another major celebration takes place near here: El Rocio. For over 200 years, every Whitsun, pilgrims have walked to this small town in Huelva to worship the adored Virgen del…

Purple passion: Las Cigarreras on Jueves Santo

This year, Semana Santa here in Seville was, yet again, adversely affected by the weather. The processions which fill the city with statues, hooded penitents, incense, and devotion during Holy Week, were curtailed by rain, as so often happens –…

On the road to El Rocio

Ever since I first saw the storybook-cute gypsy caravans lined up outside the cathedral my first year here in Seville, I have been intrigued by El Rocio. Flowers, white lace, curtains tied back with ribbons – all these ingredients seem…

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