|Visit To Fátima (Karen)
Every year, pilgrims journey to the shrine of Our Lady of Fátima to pray at
the site where the Virgin made her miraculous appearance in 1917. Your guide
introduces you to the modern basilica, the Chapel of Apparitions and visit
the shepherds’ houses.
WHAT YOU VISIT
Our Lady Of Fátima Basilica - The shrine of Fátima marks the site where the
Virgin miraculously appeared to three shepherds on 13 May 1917. The Virgin
asked the children to pray for peace and promised to return on the 13th day
of every month until October. Thousands soon flocked to the sight and swore
they saw the sun rotating on the Virgin’s final appearance. Today, the
faithful continue to visit, seeking one of the miraculous cures that have
occurred there. In 1982, Pope John-Paul II addressed more than a million
people in the basilica’s square. Your guide introduces you to the modern
basilica, which boasts a 213-foot tower surmounted by a bronze crown
weighing seven tons and a transparent cross illuminated during night
services. The square is dominated by the Chapel of Apparitions built on the
place where the Virgin Mary appeared and where the statue of our Lady is
kept. You have approximately two-and-a-half hours of independent time at
this revered site. Lunch will be on your own.
Browse amidst the square for mementos and religious articles.
WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Departing the pier, you travel north from Lisbon via Avenida de Ceuta,
passing the airport, to the new highway to Fátima.
Euros are recommended to purchase your lunch.
This tour will only operate on calls with a minimum duration in Lisbon of 8