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Virgem de Fátima Sanctuary

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


Fátima is a place of pilgrimage for many Catholics in commemoration of the apparition of the Virgin to three young shepherds 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

There are buses to and from Lisbon every hour between approximately 7am-10pm from Lisbon's central bus station. As of November 2009, 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.

Get around

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


  • Basílica de Fátima. Contains the tombs of two of the young shepards. 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.


Visit the Cova da Iria/Basilica(Sanctuary).


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 Shrine, there shouldn't be a problem finding a priest to bless the rosaries after you purchase them.




Get out

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

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