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  • Address: Apartado 31, Fátima 2496-908, Portugal
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Fátima Tours

Fátima is one of the most important shrines to the Virgin Mary in the world, as three shepherd children are said to have stated that Mary appeared to them. The last event, on Oct. 13, 1917, is known as the Miracle of the Sun and was attended by upwards of 40,000 people. A marble pillar with a statue of Our Lady marks the exact spot in the Chapel of Apparitions, and millions of pilgrims make the journey to see it yearly.

The Basics
Fátima is second only to Lourdes in France as Europe’s most important pilgrimage site, with a history and culture that will fascinate the religious and nonreligious alike. While some Catholics opt to visit during a pilgrimage, you can also visit the town and its religious sites—particularly the Basilica de Fátima—on a day trip from Lisbon or Porto. Choose between a half-day tour to Fátima and a full-day sightseeing tour with stops at other historic points of interest. Guided tours often include stops at other points of interest, including Óbidos, Nazaré, and Batalha. Travelers pressed for time can see the town on a half-day tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Fátima is a must-visit for Catholics and history buffs.
  • Day tours from Porto and Lisbon last upwards of eight hours and include hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Conservative dress is recommended, as many of Fátima’s attractions are sacred spots for devotees that sometimes ask visitors to cover their shoulders or legs.
  • Mass at the basilica is held several times a day.

How to Get There
Fátima is 88 miles (142 kilometers) north of Lisbon. The easiest way to get there is on a guided tour, but it’s also possible to travel independently. Buses depart regularly from Sete Rios bus station in Lisbon or Batalha bus station in Porto. The rides take 90 or 120 minutes respectively. There is a train station servicing Fátima, but it’s located 12 miles (20 kilometers) outside of town, making it a less convenient option.

When to Get There
Fátima sees two major pilgrimages each year, in May and October. During this time, thousands of pilgrims make their way into town, and the city’s hotels and guesthouses fill up, making pre-booking a must. Every month on the 12th, there is an international rosary followed by a candlelight procession.

Points of Interest in Fátima
While the religious structures tend to be the most popular attractions at this pilgrimage site, there’s more to do in Fátima. The Fátima Wax Museum offers a history of the town through 31 scenes and more than 100 wax figures, while limestone formations of the Moeda Caves (Grutas da Moeda) are also nearby.

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Fatima Nazare and Óbidos Full Day Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, null
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Fatima Nazare and Óbidos Full Day Tour from Lisbon

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Spend a full day in Portugal’s most charming and historic small towns during this day trip from Lisbon. Travel to the medieval town of Óbidos and marvel ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private ... 
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Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

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Discover the history and natural beauty of Portugal on a small-group day trip to Fátima, Nazaré and Óbidos from Lisbon. One of the most ...  Read more

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Óbidos, Nazaré, Fátima and Batalha Day Trip, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Óbidos, Nazaré, Fátima and Batalha Day Trip

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Take a fascinating day trip from Lisbon to the Portuguese towns of Óbidos, Nazaré, Fátima and Batalha. During the day, explore the charming ...  Read more

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Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, and Óbidos Full Day Private Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day ... 
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Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, and Óbidos Full Day Private Tour from Lisbon

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Discover four different regions of western Portugal on this Fátima Batalha Alcobaça and Óbidos full-day private tour, from Lisbon. Both history ...  Read more

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Fátima Full Day Private Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Fátima Full Day Private Tour

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Visit Fatima as a pilgrim, not a tourist ! Tread in the footsteps of religious pilgrims during this private full-day tour to Fátima from Lisbon. One of ...  Read more

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Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Fátima Private Tour Half Day from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Fátima Private Tour Half Day from Lisbon

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Get out of the city and visit one of Europe’s most important pilgrimage sites on this private 5-hour tour to Fátima from Lisbon. Enjoy the personalized ...  Read more

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Fátima and the Sanctuary Basilica Half Day Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Fátima and the Sanctuary Basilica Half Day Tour from Lisbon

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During your stay in Lisbon, take an afternoon tour to the town of Fátima, one of the most important places of pilgrimage in the Catholic world. With your ...  Read more

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Fatima Nazare and Obidos Small Group Tour, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Fatima Nazare and Obidos Small Group Tour

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Head out on this Semi-Private Tour to Fatima, famous for its basilica that honors the appearance of Virgin Mary in 1917. Free time to attend mass. After lunch, ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Fátima, Batalha, Nazare and Óbidos Private Full Day Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Fátima, Batalha, Nazare and Óbidos Private Full Day Tour from Lisbon

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Fátima is known as the world's altar, city of peace and prayer. You can harness this visit to Fátima to attend the 11 am mass and visit the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Fátima - Private Full Day Tour, Lisbon, Private Day Trips
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Fátima - Private Full Day Tour

Get to know the city of peace and prayer on this private full-day tour of Fatima. Take your time exploring every corner of the Basilica of Our Lady of the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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