Fátima

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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!

  • Sanctuary of Fatima

    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.

  • Ourem Castle

    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.

  • Church of the Santissima Trinidade

    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.

  • Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima

    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.

  • Moeda caves

    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.

  • Monument Natural das Pegados dos Dinassaurios

    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.

Frequently asked questions about Fátima

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!

Good to know

  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +351
  • 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

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,956 reviews

I love this tour. It was an amazing experience with Tania, our tour guide, who has vast knowledge of Portugal history. The tour was never rushed and we were given enough time for ourselves to wander around a certain area. Safety and security was also highlighted and i’ve felt that i was really taken care of. Thank you very much Lisbon Riders specially to Tanya for making this tour an unforgettable experience.

Beautiful places on this nice trip. Luis, our tour guide, was kind and give us a lot of information. It's our second trip in two days. Yesterday we were in Sintra, Pena Palace, Cascaise and Cabo da Roca with Andre Feldman which is the best guide and make beautiful pictures. For sure this company provide top quality services.

This was one of my best trips ever. The guide, Andre Feldman, is excellent in explaining the history and culture of these cities. I would definitely recommend this trip when visiting Lisbon.

Liliana was a great tour guide! We loved all of the sights and the great information! She picked the perfect spot for lunch! Highly recommend!!

Wonderful and informative tour - one of our highlights in Lusbon. I strongly recommend this experience.