Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima
It's difficult to believe that a century ago, this was rocky pastureland outside an insignificant village. This vast complex is now one of Catholicism's major shrines; the focus of enormous devotion and pilgrimage. At the eastern end is the 1953 Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima, a…
Includes the Old Basilica from 1953, the Chapel of Apparitions which marks the place where Our Lady appeared and the new Basilica of the Holy Trinity.
“This Gothic Monastery is one of Portugal's most extraordinary historical constructions.”
“The Mosteiro de Alcobaça is an imposing and grand monastery complex, and is one of the finest examples of early Gothic architecture in Portugal. The mighty church was commissioned by King Afonso Henriques in 1153 to demonstrate the power of the new ruling dynasty, after the Christian Crusades drove the Moors from central Portugal.”
“Stunning underground caves in Central Portugal. Go to see the dinosaur footprints also nearby.”
“Definitely on the top 5 of the most beautiful castels in Portugal, with a great view to the old and historic city center. ”