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"Fátima" Portugal Things to Do Tip by Irato

Portugal Things to Do: 760 reviews and 1,215 photos


Since May 17 1917 this place is one of the most important in the world for the Catholics. Every year more than four million people came here to see the place of the miracles. The basilica built in 1953 is a huge and not interesting building, but I don’t think it makes any difference for people coming here. On the way to the church you find small Chapel of the Apparitions – the place where the three shepherd children saw the Virgin. I found the most interesting a small place where the old olives grow – the only witnesses of those days. Everything in the city is devoted to the pilgrims and you find here the best examples of bad taste in the world.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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