Rocio village belongs to the municipality of Almonte, whose population is far about 15 kilometers. white houses and dirt streets presided over by the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Rocio up this wonderful setting.
The marsh and the air of Doñana embroider and merge into this magical space, intersection of roads, in which all expression refers to the White Dove.
Almonte places featured in the village are the Paseo Marismeño, opposite the chapel, or the Plaza del Acebuchal, who called wild olive trees.
Just before entering the village Bridge Ajolí or Puente del Rey, which gives its name to our building and is forced step Brotherhoods, near which is traditional lot of rocieros singing focus is the passage of Simpecados in the traditional pilgrimage of El Rocio.
Doñana National Park is the most important biological reserve in Spain and one of the wealthiest enclaves in Europe.
It noted for its marsh area, key migrations of birds from Europe and Africa, as Herons, Waterfowl, raptors and waders point; In the area of forests we can find rabbits, partridges, lynxes, deer, etc.
Southwards through a unique landscape of marshes, scrubland, pine and moving dunes you get to a very extensive beach of 30 Km. In length, totally wild between Matalascanas and the mouth of the Guadalquivir.
Visitor centers Doñana National Park:
The Rocina Information Center: Rocina. Situated 1 km from the village audiovisual features, exhibitions and pedestrian path, it can be seen the creek, wildlife and vegetation.
Palace Acebrón: Located 7 Km. from the Rocina, it is a unique building which is located an ethnographic exhibition about Doñana. In it you can see the riparian forest, vegetation and puddle Acebrón by footpaths available.
Acebuche reception center: El Acebuche is the main visitors center in the park. This is an area of scrub and pine forests where lagoon complex after restoration, has considerably increased its ecological status within Doñana is located, it is equipped with audiovisual room, model of the Donana National Park, walking trails, bird observatories water, shop and bar.
Fine golden sand beach Matalascañas extends along 7 km from the Huelva coast. It has a built part consisting of very good facilities. As we move away from Matalascañas, the beach is becoming more virgin once, into the Donana National Park. It is certainly an excellent place to enjoy the magnificent sun of Andalusia and one of its best beaches.
Services: Boardwalk, aid stations, showers along the beach, litter bins, disabled access, telephone booths, drinking water; rent of hammocks, umbrellas and water, parking and restaurants.
Monastery The most famous of all the monasteries in the province of Huelva Rábida.El is Santa Maria de La Rabida, of exceptional importance and highlight the origins and preparations for the discovery of America. On a prominent mound on the left bank of the Rio Tinto, lies this simple and at the same time impressive historic building.
It belongs to the Franciscan order. It is assumed that in 1412 (s. XV), when Pope Benedict XIII promulgates bula foundation, the building, including the church, was already built.
Before half s. XV had concluded other important works, and by the end of this the rest of the units minor relief. Hence predominating throughout the whole Gothic and Moorish styles.
The monastery was declared a National Monument in 1856 (s. XIX), and after the events of the fourth centenary of the discovery was made in 1967 (s. XX) with its setting in the historic and artistic known as "Places Colombinos".
In 1994, The Dock of the caravels rose in the hamlet of La Rabida, creating and reivincando the place of departure and gestation of that first trip that led to the discovery of America. It is located in the town of Palos de la Frontera, between the marshes and sand from the mouth of the Rivers Tinto - Odiel.
With the Muelle de las Carabelas La Rabida vision of a transcendental event with the visit inside the ships is conjugated, the gestation of the project with the possibility of great trip mixed.
If the Monastery represents where the theses and strategies were developed, the place that served as shelter to a disillusioned Admiral while he concocted the trip, Pier leads to action, to the days of hardship and salves, those experiences that had this same scenario and lasted from August 3 to October 12.
Therefore, in a semi-circular basin, along the Rio Tinto and just a few kilometers from the "Real" port that saw out their predecessors back in 1492, this building is located. The enclave, his original, has a complementary space where a showroom dedicated to the fifteenth century and audiovisual room are located, but also has a large outdoor area where ships (La Niña is located, the Pinta and Santa Maria) that will lead us to action everything related.
In the Showroom, find correspondence of Columbus to the Kings, navigation charts with mapped routes, delimitation treaties facing us at Country Neighbor and a host of documents, maps and portulanos who served first aid at the first crossing, where guided by instruments, sometimes by the stars, and others by the esteem, they were finally able to achieve the marked challenge. We can also, through sequences and reality, become a great shipwright, with their tools to be able to repair the ship.
Accommodation Rocio Doñana offers the possibility of managing visits to Doñana National Park, horseback riding, carriage rides, possibility for groups rocieros roads ... All this reservation.
In addition you can visit the following attractions of our environment:
El Rocio is a unique place that year after year attracts more than a million pilgrims during the pilgrimage known internationally. The Pilgrimage of El Rocio is the most important of Andalusia. It has brotherhoods throughout Spain.
The first fellowship was created in 1580 (Hermandad Matriz de Almonte), they have since emerged the various subsidiaries brotherhoods pilgrimage every year on trails ranging from the mouth of the Guadalquivir to the Hermitage in order to make their presentation to the white dove.
The pilgrimage begins on Saturday eve Pentecost, with the presentation of their brotherhoods you filiadas in strict order of seniority at the gates of the Hermitage.
The procession of the Virgen del Rocio the village is at dawn, sunrise and morning of Whit Monday.
With this tour aims to show the routes that follow the brotherhoods to access the village of El Rocio during the internationally known pilgrimage. It tries to reflect what a rociero way, integrating the group in nature and tradition with the air of festivity and joy that characterizes it.
The visit to Donana National Park ATV lasts approximately four hours. It introduces us to two of the three ecosystems of this unique place (the Preserves and the Marshes), seeing the flora, fauna and a variety of birds and mammals.
For further observation, vehicles are fitted with a wide range of optical materials, as well as go with a guide or specialized biologist.
The ride horseback or pony car is an activity focused on maintaining direct contact with nature in a place with superb features. The tours can be scheduled from one hour to 4 hours or half days or full days. For this activity it is not necessary to have experience as it will always adapt to the possibilities and wishes of the client. Furthermore at all times we will be accompanied by a guide.
However in the equestrian center you will receive theoretical and practical sidewalk everything related to the world of horse classes.
If all that you know little will also enjoy magnificent horse shows, full of fantasy encompassing all styles: the pole vault, dressage, high school, horse carriages trunk, rociera wagon eventually pulled by mules and pulls out of mares.
It is at the International Horse Village, where the streets are sand and everything is thought out and designed to provide unique conditions for horseback riding.