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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua de Rainha Santa Isabel 26, Fatima 2495-424, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the only church that was commanded by the Mother of God to be built. Imagine what that reality implies. It has been redone and expanded repeatedly to accommodate the throngs of faithful. This is “They will come, so you must build it.” We...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mike K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Holy, holy, A spritual spot that is very well laid out and we were lucky there were no crowds. THe huge open plaza is framed by the old Basilca de Nossa Senroa and a large Modern church with the original shrine near the side. It...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Even not so deep into the religion, this place is fascinating with its scale, energy and art. Massive square and beautiful church. The voice of the bells at every round hour make it even more special.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Boyan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love visiting the sanctuary of Fátima, Portugal. It’s one of my favorite places to go. I have considered staying there for a long time when I retire.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jocelyng494
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the site off the famous religious site in Portugal where the Virgin Mary appeared to 3 children. Their tombs are in the Basilica which is charming place to visit.. Disappointed that you couldn't light nay candles to loved ones in this place. There...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AJ66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove here from Porto in very thick fog, which started to lift when we got to Fatima. Divine intervention, just luck or a weather phenomenon? You decide. When driving back, the fog started rolling in again. This is a great place for believers and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 585paulv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A story of faith has seen a "larger than vatican" venue developed. People of faith will not want to miss this.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Just M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds is huge like the Vatican. There is a throng of people buying candles of shapes and sizes to burn at the pyre. Mass is given at three locations. Small shops and eateries line the street that take you towards the Basilica. If you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Peter J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you first enter this House of Worship, you will notice the solemnity and holiness that this Basilica transmits. The backgroud music is full of tranquility to start and then walking around the inside perimeter is just an amazing feeling. To see and pray in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Raymond T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Basilica as a component of our retreat trip to the Shrine at Fatima. My only concern is some confusion over mass times. Publications say on the hour, our tour guide indicated on the half hour, this resulted in missing the mass time...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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pini2703
July 21, 2019|
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Response from jkimseng | Reviewed this property |
There is no admission fee. If you want to light a candle, there is an area where you can get them. There are prices indicated for each type of candle and drop boxes are provided for the payment.
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pini2703
July 21, 2019|
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Response from patrickmcsherry | Reviewed this property |
There is no admission for any of the religious facilities on the shrine site - this church, Chapel of the Apparitions, Basilica or any of its chapels. Also, there is no cost to take part in the evening procession, though you... More
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SaltheFatFish
April 13, 2019|
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Response from Kalindi D | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, there are no tickets for Christmas mass but if there are special programmes for Christmas then you may need tickets. Like any other popular church anywhere in the world, you will need to go early to get a... More
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