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  • 1 Basilica

    Religious buildings

    EN360 P - 2495 Fátima

    Situated at the end of the esplanade which can accommodate more than 300,000 pilgrims, this Neoclassical basilica, dominated by a 65 m high tower, has circular arched peristyles connecting one section to the next. The interior contains the tombs of F..

  • 2 Chapel of Apparitions

    Religious buildings

    EN360 P - 2495 Fátima

    On the esplanade, a green oak, surrounded by a grille has replaced the oak beside which the Virgin is said to have appeared. A chapel accommodates a statue of Our-Lady-of-Fatima, which is covered thickly in the wax of burned candles.

  • 3 The great pilgrimages

    Towns and villages

    P - 2495 Fátima

    On the 13th of each month, these pilgrimages include a torchlight procession, a vigil, a service and a blessing of the sick, and the pilgrimage ends with the procession of the "farewells" to the Virgin. The ardour of the crowd of pilgrims h..

  • 4 Museu de Cera

    Museums and art

    R. Jacinta Marto P - 2495 Fátima

    The Wax museum tells the story of the apparitions in 28 "scenes" that capture the divine atmosphere extremely well.

  • 5 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P - 2490 Ourém

    Two spur towers appear on either side of the road. Notice the curious brick machicolations which top the castle walls. Pass under the right tower porch. A path leads to an old underground passage. Staircases lead to a square tower which leads on to a..

  • 6 Collegiate church

    Religious buildings

    EN356 P - 2490 Ourém

    Going in through the right arm of the transept, a door opens on the right onto a staircase giving access to the crypt. It contains the tomb of Count Dom Afonso, in white limestone in a florid Gothic style. The recumbent figure is attributed to the sc..

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