Top Tours & Activities 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a journey through time and walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs! A truly incredible experience awaits you at this natural monument.
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.
The flavors in Fatima are mouth-watering. Try some sheep's cheese with serrano ham and for dessert go for the walnut cake!
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+00:00)
- Country Code+351
- Best time to visitThe 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 Fatima
Amazing trip! I would highly recommend Fatima to the Catholics and to spend more time there. This trip only allowed us 2 hours of which most time was spent waiting for other passengers' shopping leaving less time for the Fatima sanctuary. Lessons learnt is to manage expectations of all passengers so that time is not wasted on waiting for others. Rest of other places such as Bathalha and Obidos are beautiful.
Each site has a special historical and Geographic interest. While Obidos was the most charming, Fatima a holy site (like Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Lourdes in France), I thought Nazare the most beautiful (like a simpler Cascais with more coastline drama).
The tour was marvelous, I was traveling with my mom who is 74 and we had the best time Paulina our guide was the best she was accommodating, fun, gracious, knowledgeable and very understanding. My mom and I were very happy during the tour we will do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you we are very pleased and grateful
Why it was a great trip? We booked this tour - instant confirmation on GYG. We called the local operator - Reservas e Partidas - and found a very reliable guy, Duarte Azevedo Monteiro, who turned to be our guide. He confirmed the booking immediately; very punctual next day, knowledgeable, friendly, a safe driver and a very good English speaker. Fatima was impressive, Nazare pleasant, Batalha - peaceful and Obidos superb. During the day we discovered a beautiful country, stunning landscapes, nice people, good food and wine, funny and romantic stories, historical facts. Overall, a perfect day. Again, a big thanks to Duarte from his Romanian friends!
I suggested to cancel visiting Fatima and replaced the enough time to visiting Nazare & Obidos. There are much beautiful for us to spend more time to visiting. More, I understood that GYG has been offered our order to a local tour guide company. However, please review the performance of the company anytime. This is because I found that my tour guide to be done a driver work only. He has only drop on & off to the sightseeing place with a route direction to find the place only. He didn't to talk more information or history of the building. We could be only walk around the building and took some photos. And then, we went back to the meeting point on time. Afterwards, the guide looked like to day off his job early and pushed us to leave the final destination earlier. Referring of our tour, we will have 10 hours trip, however, we have used 9 hours to finish the day trip and back to Lisbon before 18:00 (original should be 19:00). So that, this trip gave us was hurry, rush & busy.