Doñana National Park and El Rocío
Doñana National Park is the largest road-free expanse in Western Europe. The lack of development means a wealth of wildlife: You can see herons, flamingos, ibis, wild boar, lynx and eagles in these swaths of dune and wetland. El Rocío, a fascinating little village at the edge of the park, has the sand-paved deserted streets of a spaghetti Western and is the destination of an annual religious pilgrimage, said to be the Christian adaptation of ancient nature-cult rituals.
By Ann Shields, AFAR Staff
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Almonte, Huelva, Spain
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