Have you heard of Fatima?
Unfortunately, not every has heard of a cozy and small town in Portugal, called Fatima. Located approximately 140 km North from Lisbon, it is mostly famous for its beautiful Sanctuary, visited by millions of pilgrims and tourists from all around the world.
Places to explore in Fatima
Fatima is a wonderful spot not only for religious people, but also for everyone who is looking for a peaceful place to relax, meditate, get closer to the nature or rest. However, it is surrounded by holy places that you can’t miss for historical purposes.
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima
Built in 1928 | Gives you a brief overview of the history of the town and 3 main characters, Portuguese children named Francisco Marto, Jacinta Marto and Sister Lucia dos Santos | Free entrance | Open 24/7
Casa de Lucia (The house of Lucia)
It is a very small house where Lucia grew up | Saved and minimally renovated over the years | It features various pictures from Lucia’s life | The whole town is still around the house, undisturbed and still residential | Some things here are touchable, but some rooms remain such that you can only walk by and not into the room.
Case de Francisco and Jacinta Marto
It is also a small house where two other children lived | Walking through the home can be emotional to think of how they lived at that time | Very simple and modest | The surrounding area has a lot of nice shops for souvenirs and cafes for sandwiches and drinks
Loca Do Anjo
Park like surroundings with a beautiful floral fragrance | It is a a beautiful tribute to the Lady of Fatima, the Children and the Stations of the Cross | You could spend hours in meditation and reflection here.
Is Fatima on your bucket list?
16 thoughts on “What Can You See In Fatima?”
I’m one of those people who has been to Portugal but missed Fatima. Seems like a really nice place. As I have to go back to Portugal anyway to see Porto, Fatima will be added on the next Portugal trip list.
Maybe next time, sweetie. Absolutely worth it though!
Portugal, I think it’s one of the most underrated places in Europe (in my opinion). Which religion is dominant in that area? Catholic? Protestant? Nevertheless they have beautiful churches!
Catholic, definitely Catholic.
it seems to have a huge central square for a small town! Looks lovely!
I have never heard of Fatima before…it sounds like a fascinating small town. Thanks for sharing, Agness.
You should definitely go there, absolutely worth it!
Looks gorgeous. I’ve always wanted to go to Portugal. It’s neat that you were able to get off the beaten path and explore a lesser known town.
I’m also glad about it! :)
I’ve been to Portugal and to Fatima. Very beautiful country with beautiful people. Fatima is a very spiritual place and I’m glad I made the day trip from Lisbon. Thanks for sharing!
Seriously, Catie? I’m so glad to hear that!! :)
This place is beautiful!! Portugal is a great place to visit it worth it
We visited it before and I was deeply moved by the people who are there for religious purposes. I’m a Catholic but not very religious however when I was there, I felt so different. The faith of people visiting that place is just really powerful I guess.
I wasn’t able to go around though, we just visited the small chapel and the facade of the church. :(
I loved the place and I’m a Catholic myself :) perfect place for me and my mom!