Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Fatima

Spiritual travelers and history fans come to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, where it is believed the first of six apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Portugal occurred. This church, along with a grouping of Roman Catholic structures at the same site, serve as a national monument and sanctuary for religious pilgrimages. The basilica honors the recorded sightings in 1916 of an angel believed to be the Virgin Mary. Join the many others who come to this site because of its spiritual presence, historical curiosities, and architectural intrigue. You can go inside the church to see the carillon of 62 bells and stained-glass windows depicting the events of the Marian apparitions at Fátima. Make Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima a centerpiece of your Fatima vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fatima road trip planning tool .
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  • This was a stop while touring Portugal. The town is small full of religious stores and eateries. The church is large and impressive. The inside is beautiful and houses the remains of the three childre...  more »
  • A simple, and simply beautiful sacred place. They charge no entrance fee, you can wander around the site as long as you want. This very fact stands out because from the start you realize you are going...  more »
  • Holy place of peace and prayer! Couple religious retreat, my wife we took advantage to pray for our family, we did hiking in Valinhos, houses Francisco and Jacinta and Lucia. We also pray the Via Sacra. Third of candles and masses in the sanctuary! Three days lit!
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  • The site offers adequate infrastructure of free parking and ample area to know. I recommend 3 hours to get to know the place. The town has few but good restaurants. The cost of the toll port is a little expensive.
  • 9:30 pm– ROSARY. Followed by candlelight procession in the Prayer Area (the candlelight procession takes place every evening until the beginning of Advent; from Advent to Easter, the procession is only on Saturday and on the 12th; on Thursday, until the beginning of Advent, the rosary is followed by the Eucharistic procession). (copied from official page, as of 6-Feb-2019.)
  • Great experience. Something well worth seeing. Beautiful old church.
  • The hungarian Way of the Cross was a nice surprise. Huge structures (church and paved square) everywhere
  • Should be one of the top 10 if you are tourist and much more important if you wish to pray.
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