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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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There are two churches in Fatima, each on opposite sides of a huge central plaza. The Basilica of the Holy Trinity is on one end; the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary on the other end; it is a traditional church building, with a...More
Here for the first time, I come here for a visit. I am impressed about the big plaza and the church in front of me. But the main point is the little place where Lady Holy Mary appeared, good place for pray on knees.
No matter what you might believe in, there is no doubting that this place holds a certain mystery and power that can't be explained or described. It was fascinating learning about the history and the significance of all of the shrines, churches and other buildings...More
It took us 2 hours from Lisbon to Fatima. We took an 11am bus by rede express and got there by 1pm. Don't expect much when you're there. There is nothing to see except for the Shrine. There are several restaurants on the way to...More
I must admit I am not a strong religious person, but to witness the devotion of those who go to pray there is truly an amazing experience. I did like the simplicity of the area & nothing was overdone. The new church was very open...More
Amazing experience to learn the history of this wonderful place was amazing. Walk the full grounds and hear the stories about its past
Religious experience and if you feel light a candle. .50 euro per candle.
We visited the shrine on a Monday. There were hardly any crowds there and my husband and I were able to move around freely without waiting in lines or anything like that. The church itself is beautiful. We were able to join a group that...More
I was truly surprised by the impression I got when entering the shrine. I really did not expect it to be too much as others told me it was not worth the effort to see. However, I had to disagree. It was awesome! Beautiful! And...More
The Fatima shrine is not what you would call a nice shrine. In fact the place is so big and built in a way that will give you a feeling of a mass congregation of people for the adoration of the shrine. Gives you a...More