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This national shrine is the site where three young peasant shepherds spied a "lady brighter than the sun," which was, many believe, the first of six apparitions of the Virgin Mary in this region of Portugal.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Rua de Rainha Santa Isabel 26, Fatima 2495-424, Portugal
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Stopped here on way to Lisbon to see the pilgrimage site. Though it was interesting to see, it was much larger than expected and very busy. I did not get a sense of peace or serenity from this place. There were some pilgrims walking on...More
A must see experience if you are travelling in the region. I personally wouldn't go,out of my way to visit here but the sheer size of the area is amazing and there are some interesting shops to pick up cheap souvenirs and some good eating...More
We aren't particularly religious so on our tour Fatima was just another place to see and i had no idea what to expect. Our first stop in the area was a religious wholesale superstore selling everything from religious snow domes, to full sized hand painted...More
One of the reasons we went to Lisbon was the fact it was near fatima which we done on a day trip and it was well worth a visit for a tours or pilgrim alike it was not what I expected which I thought would...More
This Catholic pilgrimage site was the location of a reported apparition in 1917, when Our Lady of the Rosary was said to have appeared to three children who were tending sheep. A chapel was subsequently built on the site of this ‘miracle’ and, over the...More
We are not religious, but we did feel privileged to witness the devotion shown by the many attendees at the Shrine. It was very impressive to walk through the central area, past the Chapel of the Apparitions, built on the spot of the original sightings...More
One of my bucket list items was to visit Fatima. I expected it to be a simple and rural place. The town fits this description, but the Sanctuary of Fatima and its surroundings are massive and all concrete. The Sanctuary itself is a beautiful Church...More
I was able to be in this amazing place, participating on masses, candle procession, knee walking this was an awesome experience, no words can described, you need to be there to experience all. if you can go! our Lady of Fatima will heal any sickness...More