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“Heaven on Earth”

Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Rockland County
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“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

I was prepared for overcrowded, commercialized tourism, much like Rome. Instead there was a heavenly peace unlike anywhere I have ever been. The modern, clean, open space should have felt cold-instead it truly was celestial.
We arrived just in time for a plein air Mass. There were six very special priests from over the world presiding. Though they didn't know each other they were clearly unified in world prayer. They had great Face Reading. The sermon was beautiful and sharing the mass with international travelers was special.
3/4 into the service a stray dog made a quiet and gentle entrance. He lie down and took in the beautiful energy much as an invited guest. The best kind of dog therapy I can think of!
We loved Portugal; Fatima was the highlight of the trip.
Don't miss this wonderful experience!

Visited May 2014
Thank spagirl30
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“Larger than expected”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was amazed at the size of this site. The area around the basilica must have been 3 football fields in length. The museum must be seen to understand what happened and the history of the site. The tour is 1 euro and the sister conducting the tour definitely had a gift. She answered many questions and made everything very clear. If you are Catholic, you will understand.

Visited May 2014
Thank George O
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Toronto, Canada
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“Lady of Fatima site”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our Lady of Fatima holy site in Fatima, Portugal is a most attractive and worthwhile trip for all to see. Very much on the scope of Vatican City but with a more holy prayer site for believers.

Visited March 2014
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“Spatially impressive”
Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Very large site, makes me think the Catholic Church should have used the money spent on this site to help the poor instead. If you are not religious, visiting this site is like visiting any other large church in Portugal. It would have been nice if more information about the visions was available at the location.

Visited May 2014
Thank Emily M
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Great church”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Good Church where you can see the difference between the old and modern church facing each other; not far a great local wine store selling local wine.. my fave porto wine

Visited June 2013
Thank Herusa
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