Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 http://www.toptryloburn.com/vaso-blast/
  2. 2 Early morning flight Venice/VCE
  3. 3 London 6 day itinerary
  4. 4 Our recent CDG experience (Delta)
  5. 5 First family holiday to Europe & wanting advice
  6. 6 Bergan Fjord.. 1 day
  7. 7 Trip Report Inside the Red Light District so you don't have to be
  8. 8 Driving Bruges to Paris. Is it worth the drive?
  9. 9 FIndng Vintage French Workwear in Paris
  10. 10 free international phone calls
  11. 11 International drivers permit
  12. 12 Why do you visit X or Y?
  13. 13 My thoughts go to Manchester
  14. 14 Any itinerary hints for Prague
  15. 15 France Study Abroad
  16. 16 Paris and Normandy
  17. 17 Sicily Beach Resort
  18. 18 How Best to spend 13 days in Italy
  19. 19 Languedoc, Dordogne & Bordeaux Itinerary Expert Help Please
  20. 20 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine tours and Luberon Wine Producers
  21. 21 Trip Report Two days in Rome
  22. 22 Trip Report Classical Tour of Albania
  23. 23 First visit to London
  24. 24 One day in Berchtesgaden - what should we see
  25. 25 Trip Report Anniversary trip to France
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Some cultural spectacles in western Andalucia

Jump to last reply

As we own a place in south-western Andalucia, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the extraordinary cultural spectacles of this region. We have redesigned our website to include short reports on these events illustrated by plenty of our photos.

Every year during Semana Santa (Holy week), Easter processions take place in many of the towns and villages. We saw some of the largest processions in Sevilla, both during the night and in daylight. The penitents wear hooded robes, and especially during the night the atmosphere is somewhat spooky:
http://www.wildscope.com/Spain/semana-santa-easter.html

Right now, at Pentecost, the Romeria takes place, a large pilgrimage from all over southern Spain (and beyond) to the small town of El Rocio. People walk, ride on splendid horses or trusty old mules, come in horse-drawn carriages or mule trains or in trailers pulled by tractors. Some take more than a week to trek to El Rocio. All the time, people drink, sing and have a good time. In the night from Sunday to Monday up to one million people gather outside the hermitage and wait for the Virgin of Rocio to be carried outside. For plenty of photos of this colourful event go to:
http://www.wildscope.com/Spain/Romeria-2010.html

Not long after Pentecost, the next big event takes place in El Rocio and neighbouring Almonte. Over 1,000 semi-wild horses that live in the marshes and forests around El Rocio are rounded up and on June, 26th they are driven past the hermitage and along forest tracks to the town of Almonte where they run through the streets in the early evening. It is a spectacular event and definitely highly recommended for all horse lovers:
http://www.wildscope.com/Spain/Saca-de-las-Yeguas-2006-07.html

1 Reply |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement