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Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
Apartado 31, Fatima 2496-908, Portugal
+351 24 953 9600
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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Fatima
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Owner description: 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.
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“Fatima”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

A mecca for Catholics that should be a place of reverence and meditation but I found it huge and commercialized. Still, I would go again and recommend it but don't expect too much.

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“A Sanctuary of Peace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

While visiting Lisbon, we rented a car and made a family retreat to Fatima. What a place! The basilica, Chapel of the Apparitions, the large square, and the fatima candles bring a different type of solace not found anywhere. The walk from the Chapel of Apparitions to Aljustrel (where the three shepherd children lived - Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco) is only 1 mile and brings to life the experiences they had beginning May 13, 1917. Fatima is also named for the only daughter of Muhammad who united many under Islam. Regardless of your religious affiliation, you will find this place most inspiring.

Visited January 2013
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“Great Spiritual Experience at Our Lady of Fatima”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Away from souvenir shops, surrounded by a huge square. If you are Catholic and a Marian the Candlelight Procession and Evening Rosary is a must.

Visited September 2012
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“Our Lady of Fatima shrine will renew your faith”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

A small lovely town that serves as the location for a beautiful shrine to Our Lady. The chapel with our Lady's image is a wonderful place to renew your faith. Lighting a candle for our deceased family members was very emotional. The Basilica with the tomb of the Three shepards who heard and saw Our Lady is a must see.

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“holy place fills your heart with content.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

What ever your religion is, you will feel the glory of faith. you may be lucky and attend a ceremony do not forget to leave a candle, visit the Basilica, Do Not miss visiting the new church too, it is so big. Visiting the museum is a MUST. Seeing the Crown of Virgin Mary with the bullet inside it, will make you live the story behind it. You have to go to know the real stories of the area. ( it is about 1 hour 45 minutes away from Lisbon ). After such a trip, one would feel peace inside his heart.

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