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* <see name="Basílica de Fátima">Contains the tombs of two of the young shepards Jacinta and Francisco (who died in 1919-1920), as well as the tomb of Sister Lucia (who died in 2005). The crown of the Virgin (''located in the Chapel of the Apparitions'') contain the bullet that was removed from Pope John Paul II after a failed assassination attempt.</see>
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* <see name="Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary" alt="Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário" address="Apartado 31, Cova da Iria, 2496-908 Fátima" url="http://www.fatima.pt/en/">Contains the tombs of two of the little shepherds Francisco and Jacinta Marto (who died in 1919-1920), as well as the tomb of Sister Lucia (who died in 2005). The precious crown (made of gold and diamonds) of the Virgin Mary's original image (located in the Chapel of the Apparitions) contains the bullet that was removed from Pope John Paul II after a failed assassination attempt.</see>
  
* The <see name="Fátima Wax Museum" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.mucefa.pt/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">It depicts the whole history of Fátima in 31 scenes with 112 wax figures duly set in the décor and ethnography of the apparitions’ period that took place in the year 1917.</see>
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* <see name="Chapel of the Apparitions" alt="Capelinha das Aparições" address="Apartado 31, Cova da Iria, 2496-908 Fátima" url="http://www.fatima.pt/en/pages/online-transmissions">This is a small chapel located in Cova da Iria that was constructed in the 1920s to mark the exact location where three little shepherd children reported having received the famous apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal.</see>
  
The house where Francisco and Jacinta lived is also nearby.
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* <see name="Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity" alt="Basílica da Santíssima Trindade" address="Apartado 31, Cova da Iria, 2496-908 Fátima" url="http://www.fatima.pt/en/">This is the newest Roman Catholic church and minor basilica in the Sanctuary of Fátima (Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima).</see>
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* <see name="Way of the Cross in Valinhos" alt="Via-Sacra dos Valinhos" address="Caminho dos Pastorinhos, Valinhos, 2495-301 Fátima" url="http://www.peregrinosdefatima.pt/en/">The Stations of the Cross and the Hungarian Calvary are an obligatory visit to all of the pilgrims of Fátima.</see>
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* <see name="Monument of Our Lady and of the Angel of Peace in Valinhos" alt="Monumento a Nossa Senhora e ao Anjo da Paz nos Valinhos" address="Caminho dos Pastorinhos, 2495-301 Fátima" url="http://www.peregrinosdefatima.pt/en/">The statue dedicated to the 19th August 1917 apparition of Our Lady which occurred exceptionally in Valinhos, near Fátima, Portugal, and also the statue of the Angel of Peace where occurred his apparitions in 1916.</see>
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* <see name="Houses of the Three Little Shepherds in Aljustrel" alt="Casas dos Três Pastorinhos em Aljustrel" address="Rua dos Pastorinhos, Aljustrel, 2495-301 Fátima" url="http://www.peregrinosdefatima.pt/en/">In Aljustrel village is possible to visit the late 19th century family houses of the three seers of Our Lady of Fátima: the house of Lucia dos Santos and the house of Francisco and Jacinta Marto.</see>
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* <see name="Parish Church of Fatima" alt="Igreja Paroquial de Fátima" address="Rua do Adro / Avenida Irmã Lúcia de Jesus, 2495-557 Fátima" url="http://www.paroquiadefatima.org/">The Parish Church of Fatima is where the three shepherd children were baptized.</see>
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* <see name="Wax Museum of Fatima" alt="Museu de Cera de Fátima" address="Rua Jacinta Marto, Cova da Iria, 2495-450 Fátima" url="http://www.mucefa.pt/">It depicts the whole history of Fátima in 31 scenes with 112 wax figures duly set in the décor and ethnography of the apparitions’ period that took place in the year 1917.</see>
  
 
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Revision as of 22:59, 29 December 2017

Fátima is a city in Portugal, in the municipality of Ourem, in Central Portugal.

Understand

Fátima is a place of pilgrimage for many Catholics in commemoration of the apparition of the Virgin to three young shepherds (Francisco Marto, Jacinta Marto and Lucia Santos, later Sister Lucia of Fatima) in Cova da Iria. On the 13th of every month (and more so on 13 May and 13 October), thousands of people will make their way to Fátima.

Get in

Virgem de Fátima Sanctuary

There are buses to and from Lisbon every hour between approximately 7am-10pm from Lisbon's central bus station. As of November 2009, a round trip costs 18-19 Euros and takes 90 minutes one way. From Fatima bus station, it is a short walk (less than half mile) along the streets with shops and hostals to the Church.

Do not go to Fatima train station; it is still very far from Fatima itself and the connection is bad. The nearest train stations are Caxarias, Seiça and Fatima - 21+ km away.

Get around

It is a short walk (less than half mile) from Fatima's bus station to the church and the shrine.

See

  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary (Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário), Apartado 31, Cova da Iria, 2496-908 Fátima, [1]. Contains the tombs of two of the little shepherds Francisco and Jacinta Marto (who died in 1919-1920), as well as the tomb of Sister Lucia (who died in 2005). The precious crown (made of gold and diamonds) of the Virgin Mary's original image (located in the Chapel of the Apparitions) contains the bullet that was removed from Pope John Paul II after a failed assassination attempt.
  • Chapel of the Apparitions (Capelinha das Aparições), Apartado 31, Cova da Iria, 2496-908 Fátima, [2]. This is a small chapel located in Cova da Iria that was constructed in the 1920s to mark the exact location where three little shepherd children reported having received the famous apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal.
  • Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity (Basílica da Santíssima Trindade), Apartado 31, Cova da Iria, 2496-908 Fátima, [3]. This is the newest Roman Catholic church and minor basilica in the Sanctuary of Fátima (Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima).
  • Way of the Cross in Valinhos (Via-Sacra dos Valinhos), Caminho dos Pastorinhos, Valinhos, 2495-301 Fátima, [4]. The Stations of the Cross and the Hungarian Calvary are an obligatory visit to all of the pilgrims of Fátima.
  • Monument of Our Lady and of the Angel of Peace in Valinhos (Monumento a Nossa Senhora e ao Anjo da Paz nos Valinhos), Caminho dos Pastorinhos, 2495-301 Fátima, [5]. The statue dedicated to the 19th August 1917 apparition of Our Lady which occurred exceptionally in Valinhos, near Fátima, Portugal, and also the statue of the Angel of Peace where occurred his apparitions in 1916.
  • Houses of the Three Little Shepherds in Aljustrel (Casas dos Três Pastorinhos em Aljustrel), Rua dos Pastorinhos, Aljustrel, 2495-301 Fátima, [6]. In Aljustrel village is possible to visit the late 19th century family houses of the three seers of Our Lady of Fátima: the house of Lucia dos Santos and the house of Francisco and Jacinta Marto.
  • Parish Church of Fatima (Igreja Paroquial de Fátima), Rua do Adro / Avenida Irmã Lúcia de Jesus, 2495-557 Fátima, [7]. The Parish Church of Fatima is where the three shepherd children were baptized.
  • Wax Museum of Fatima (Museu de Cera de Fátima), Rua Jacinta Marto, Cova da Iria, 2495-450 Fátima, [8]. It depicts the whole history of Fátima in 31 scenes with 112 wax figures duly set in the décor and ethnography of the apparitions’ period that took place in the year 1917.

Do

Visit the Cova da Iria/Basilica (Sanctuary). For the Catholics visiting Fatima as a pilgrimage, there are several masses daily at the Basilica or at the Chapel of Apparitions.

Buy

The street between the bus station and the church are lined with shops that sell church-related items (rosaries, statues of Virgin Mary, etc). The Basilica itself has a shop as well. Some items of note are rosaries with little bit of earth of Fatima (2,00-3,50 euros). With several masses each day at the Basilica and at the Chapel, there shouldn't be a problem finding a priest to bless the rosaries after you purchase them.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Fatima is city of hotels and guesthouses, so it's not difficult to find a place to sleep. Budget accomodation with breakfast starts at € 30 for two beds room. If you want to book in advance via hotel booking web sites, the time for best prices is approximately one to two weeks before your stay.

Places to See

Leiria (castle), grutas/Porto de Moz, Batalha(Monestary), and Tomar (castle, convent).

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