Top attractions in Fátima
Top 7 Things to do in Fatima
Fatima is a Portuguese town with a long and storied history. Home to dinosaur footprints, massive caves, and pilgrimage sites built by the Roman Catholics, Fatima has many natural and historical wonders to explore. Learn more about the top attractions!
1. Sanctuary of Fatima
The Sanctuary of Fatima is a cluster of buildings built by the Roman Catholics. Explore the area to learn about the religious history of Fatima.
2. Ourem Castle
Climb the steps of this 13th century castle -- which dates back to Moorish occupation -- to appreciate the tumble-down beauty of this once-mighty fortress, as well as superb views.
3. Church of the Santissima Trinidade
An award-winning architectural structure completed in 2007, the Church of the Santissima Trinidade is a renowned Roman Catholic church, lauded for its crisp modern design.
4. Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
The Basilica de Nossa Senhora is popular pilgrimage destination, even in modern times. Grand but not gaudy, even the non-religious will appreciate the tranquil atmosphere here.
5. Museu Interativo
A dazzling experience for all the senses, this combo museum/theme park is full of exhibitions that depict distant corners of the world as encountered by Portuguese explorers.
6. Moeda caves
Tour the Moeda caves and experience the feeling of being inside a 20,000 year old formation. Informative guided tours are recommended so that you get the most from your visit.
7. Monument Natural das Pegados dos Dinassaurios
Take a journey through time and walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs! A truly incredible experience awaits you at this natural monument.
Planning Your Visit
Getting Around Fatima
While on the road to Fatima, you may find yourself surrounded by cars, buses, and even donkeys! Once you're in town, take a walk around or hop on a local bus. You'll also find taxis available in and around Fatima.
What to eat in Fatima?
The flavors in Fatima are mouth-watering. Try some sheep's cheese with serrano ham and for dessert go for the walnut cake!
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- Best time to visit
- The best time to see Fatima is from June to October when you can enjoy brilliant sunshine and outdoor dinners that last well into the night.
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What people are saying about Fátima
Tania was amazing! Had to start with that! And the group we managed to get was so amazing, we ended up having lunch together and sharing life stories. There is time for everything, to see, to take pictures, to enjoy the moment, even if most times you wish you could stay for much much longer. Strongly recommend it!
We had an amazing experience! I really recommend this tour. Plenty of visits with enough time to visit each highlight. Our guide gave us plenty of recommendations and shared with us very valuable information. (Safety measures were always followed!)
We went on the Fátima, Nazare , Batalha trip . It was fantastic , our guide Manuel could not have been more helpful. His knowledge about the whole trip Excellent. I can’t wait to go on another trip . Definitely recommend it to my friends.
It was a great experience and worth the money and time well spent. Andre "the Great" has been very amusing, knowledgeable and accommodating. It had been an experience that we truly enjoyed and memorable. Thank you!!
Andre is a great guide. He kept us engaged and entertained throughout the journey and explained each stops with lots of passion and insights. The tour is great and definitely recommended!