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Valencina de la Concepcion

Torrijos 2013: a picture post

Another year, another Romeria de Torrijos in the village where we live. For weeks beforehand, the horses and oxen are trained and prepared in the fields around our house, carriages practise-driven, carretas decorated in brightly coloured tissue paper, and of…

A colourful romería

A colourful romería

Last Sunday was our local romería, which I’ve blogged about before. The Romería de Torrijos takes place in Valencina de la Concepcion, near Seville, on the second Sunday of October. I covered all the historical background in the previous post –…

Big romeria’s little brother

Three weeks ago, it was our local romeria, the Romeria de Torrijos. We missed it this year, thanks to an impressive hangover, but today we made it to its little brother, Torrijos Chico. The destination for both events is the…

Ready for El Rocio

Every year, in May, Andalucia plays host to one of the biggest Catholic pilgrimages in the world. One million people descend on a small town which looks like something out of a Wild West movie. Hermandades (brotherhoods) leave from all over…

Christmas country market – seafood, pastries and archaeological jewellery

Yesterday I went to the Christmas Market (Mercado Navideño) in our local village, Valencina de la Concepcion near Seville. You can always pick up some Christmas stocking-filler type presents at these markets – I got a sweet little Fair Trade…

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