Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Fatima

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Spiritual travelers and history fans come to Basilica of 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. Use our Fatima tour planner to add Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and other attractions to your Fatima vacation plans.
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  • This is the older of the two Basilicas. The newer one in directly opposite with a giant (Vegas-y) rosary hanging outside it. In the old basilica are the graves of the children who witnessed the Lady a...  more »
  • Definitely worth taking a day/halfway to visit, but you wouldn't want to stay in Fatima more than a day, there's just not that much to see.  more »
  • The complex consists of two large basilicas facing each other from opposite sides of an expansive courtyard. Both structures, to my surprise, are relatively new. Built on the site where the Virgin Mar...  more »
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  • An excellent architecture design should have always been considered connecting nature. I have to admit the overall ambient structures seems to echo one another, and the nature - sky give them a dramatic strike. That's why the believers getting fanatic!
  • Beautiful Basilica, full of magic, but with little to see where are the remains of Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia. Is the only place in Portugal that visitors respect the place, and they do.
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  • The Basilica is beautiful, but nothing sensational. Worth the visit for religious or value to anyone passing by.
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  • The Basilica is very beautiful and majestic. Abroad has statues of four Apostles and panels with various moments in the life of Christ. The stained glass Windows, inside, show scenes of the apparitions of our Lady to the shepherds. Is in the Basilica are the remains of these pastors (Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia).
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  • The ancient Basilica of Fatima will always be a milestone to be visited. A mystical good take care of the place.
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Where to stay in Fatima

Supposedly the site of visions of the Virgin Mary back in 1917, Fatima has become a hot spot for visitors and tourists on pilgrimages to its holy sites. Check into one of the town's mid-range hotels and guesthouses, located primarily along the streets leading up to the main square and the Fatima sanctuary. This way you can indulge in comfortable rooms, relatively low prices, and plenty of amenities like pools and restaurants, all within walking distance of the main religious and historical attractions.
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