The monument in honour of the Our Lady of El Rocío, located at Paseo Juan de Dios Soto, was unveiled on 15 January 1978, with the blessing of the auxiliary bishop of Seville, Rafael Bellido Caro.
The most important festivity in Gines is, undoubtedly, the day the wagons set off for the Pilgrimage to El Rocío. This event draws a huge crowd each year, both locals and visitors from the province of Seville and the rest of Andalusia. This is particularly noteworthy as the event takes place on a non-holiday Wednesday.
“Una Pará en Gines” has been declared an Andalusian Event of Tourist Interest in 2018. This major tourism event focuses on nature and the town’s long-standing traditions related to the El Rocío Pilgrimage. It is organised in September or October by the Town Council’s Festivals Department.