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Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Fatima

Cova da Iria, Ourem, Portugal
+351 249 539 600
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Pilgrimage to Fatima

Visited this pilgrimage site with many other pilgrims and was very impressed with the cleanliness... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Greater London, United Kingdom
Great Experience

Our first time in being here and not disappointed at all. We took the express bus from Lisbon... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Donieg G
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Cova da Iria, Ourem, Portugal
+351 249 539 600
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Visited this pilgrimage site with many other pilgrims and was very impressed with the cleanliness of the entire site which was also vast and had several religious buildings to visit in peace and comfort. The procession of the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima late...More

Thank lambertin0
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Our first time in being here and not disappointed at all. We took the express bus from Lisbon which was handy enough. On arrival in Fatima it's a comfortable walk of <>10min to the Basilica open area. Great experience and loved every minute of the...More

Thank Donieg G
Reviewed 21 August 2016

As religious buildings go in regards to archetecture this place was quite disappointing, there are many more spectacular places nearby towns. I think you have to be a practising religious person to truly get the most out of this place. There are more modern structures...More

Thank terryhammond8834
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is the parish church of Fatima, it is where the 3 children went to Mass and where they were baptised. Some people have reviewed it as if it were the sanctuary, which it is not. It is about 10 minute drive from the Sanctuary....More

Thank Alistair T
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I too am not a Catholic but I felt a certain "Spirit of Place". The vista of two contrasting Basilicas facing each other across the extensive concorse was stunningly beautiful. I particularly liked the interior of the new Basilica ~ a place of peace and...More

Thank clivec186387
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I am not Catholic so did not expect to be as moved as I was by the basilica and story of Fatima. The story of the 3 children is both beautiful and sad. The basilica is large, but feels very welcoming and sacred. An outdoor...More

Thank bunky36669
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Built on the spot where 3 shepherdesses saw the Virgin Mary. The bodies of these 3 people are buried there. This church is massive and designed on the basilica in Rome. Millions of pilgrims visit each year

Thank mossgrant
Reviewed 6 June 2015

The old basilica is having a facelift but the new one is stunning. As a non practising Christian the interior left me speechless with wonder,very emotional.

Thank PollyEastbourneUK
Reviewed 17 April 2015

This is the place that you'll want to visit because it is where mass is celebrated in pretty much all languages and is simply nice to view where the children are laid to rest. If you search for the Sanctuary of Fátima in wikipedia, you'll...More

Thank Jose S
Reviewed 19 February 2015

I had no expectations but was surprisingly very moved by the whole thing. I have heard others say there is a very special feeling about the Shrine at Fatima, and I would have to agree. Very impressive.

Thank Richard O
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