Art, feeling and tradition

Romería de Torrijos


The Torrijos Procession has been traditionally celebrated since 1923 on the second Sunday of October in Valencina de la Concepción. The Discovery of the Christ of Torrijos on 29 September 1600 was a great event for Valencina's one hundred or so residents and for the towns in the region. From then on, processions and pilgrimages were organised, turning the Chapel of Torrijos into one of the region's most revered sites.

On this procession, the people make a pilgrimage in the company of the town's patron saint, Nuestra Señora de la Estrella, who is carried in an ox cart to the Hacienda de Torrijos.

The route runs from the parish church, through various streets of the town, to Torrijos, where the Chapel of El Santísimo Cristo de Torrijos is located.

Once at the Hacienda, the pilgrims visit the Chapel of El Cristo and spend the day there. At nightfall, the procession returns to the town, the celebration ending with a floral offering and a parade of horses before the Virgin at the gates of the church.

The Torrijos Procession has been declared a Festival of Tourist Interest in Andalusia, as well as being catalogued by the Ministry of Tourism as the 4th most important procession in the autonomous region due to the influx of pilgrims. As a curious fact, it is the only procession in southern Spain that is dedicated to the image of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Approximate date
Second Sunday in October


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