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  • 1 Basilica

    Religious buildings

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    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

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    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

    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

    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

    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

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    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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