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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
+351 249 539 600
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Reviewed yesterday

Blessed location, they are well prepared for the pilgrimage visitor. Lots of parking, good visitor center, open air mass site and lots of visitor opportunities on site. Recommended for a peaceful spiritual experience.

Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank maapar
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Ozzietraveller515
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank PaphosGerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning, fantastic architecture, so beautiful and peaceful. A must see for any pilgrim or traveller alike, you will not be disappointed.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So serene and a sense of calmness even though the area is crowded with people everywhere but still manageable to see everything. The bells rang which give you goosebumps.

Thank Doreen V
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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4 October 2018|
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Response from Seeseej | Reviewed this property |
The mass lasts an hour.
25 July 2018|
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Response from sotms | Reviewed this property |
not sure about organized trips, but if you have access to a car , it is 1.5 hrs drive.
Rob G
31 December 2017|
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Response from larrystory44 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I would just Google the question and you will find the answer. It's worth a visit anytime of the year. Also visit Coimbra Portugal if you have a chance.