Fátima - A place of worship for a spiritual visit

Fatima has a huge variety of places and points of interest to visit. Your visit can start with the House of the Little Shepherds, these are located 3km south of the Sanctuary of Fatima, in a village called Aljustrel. The houses were preserved as they were at the time of the apparitions, and at the bottom of one of the houses is the well where the Angel of Peace appeared for the second time.

Then you can visit the Sanctuary of Fatima and the Chapel of the Apparitions. This little chapel is the heart of the Sanctuary because it was in this place that the Virgin Mary appeared 5 out of 6 times. This chapel maintains the original features since 1919. The Sanctuary was a rural property that belonged to the parents of one of the Shepherds and who donated it to the sanctuary. The Sanctuary includes the Chapel of the Apparitions mentioned above, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Prayer Hall and the Basilica of the Holy Trinity. To supplement this Sanctuary, there are the Retreat Houses of Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of Carmo and the Paul VI Pastoral Center.

If you want to get away from the religious side, you can visit Ourém Castle. This castle is at the highest point of Ourém and today it is considered as one of the most beautiful castles in Portugal. Still in Ourém, there is the Medieval Village that has the Natural Park of the Sierras de Aire and Candeeiros as a neighbor. This Vila is one of the most interesting places to visit in Portugal.

The source of Agroal also deserves to be visited and has the largest exsurgence of the Rio Nabão. Here is the Agroal Nature Park whose main objective is to sensitize society to the importance of nature conservation. The Caves of Alvados offer a route of 450 meters through rooms and artificially joined by tunnels. You can also visit the caves of Mira d'Aire, which constitute the largest group of visitable caves in the country. And the Santo António Caves also have 3 rooms with the main 4,000 square meters.

It is undoubtedly a city to visit with several points of interest.



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