Coimbra and Fatima Tour, Visit the oldest University of Europe and the most important Marian Shrine in the World without leaving your Hotel in Oporto.
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Oporto|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||9:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:00 PM in the afternoon.|
Not to be missed in Coimbra will be the “Biblioteca Joanina”, a library built in the 18th century in the reign of the Portuguese King D. João V, its baroque interior divided into three quadrangular rooms with perfect arches where we can see university emblems in gilded carving, surpassed by royal crown of D. João V.
From the richness of materials to the artistic refinement of baroque decoration, the Joanina Library has some of the rarest and most important books in Portugal, without doubt a true artistic temple devoted to human knowledge.
In Fatima, we also suggest a visit to the Church of the Holy Trinity inaugurated in 2007, due to the increase of pilgrims in Fatima since 1973 that was “thought” in the construction of this modern Basilica of circular format and white color, the stone that covers it is from this region and known as white sea, with a capacity for 8,633 people.
Coimbra - University
Coimbra - Downtown
Fatima - Shrine
The Chapel of the Apparitions as the first Chapel to be built shortly after the apparitions, located in the center of the Sanctuary is a place not to be missed, not for grandeur, but for the meaning, it is mandatory to visit it.
At one end the Basilica of Our Lady of the White Rosary, built in 1928 with a neo-baroque architecture, here you will find the tombs of the three little shepherd children (Francis and Jacinta), and now also the tomb of Sister Lucia, in the other end the imposing Basilica of the Holy Trinity, built in 2007 with more than 8,000 seats and 40,000 m² of area designed by the Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis.
In these homes we can observe and imagine the way of life of these families in this time of the miracle of Fatima. Our days, one of Lucia de Jesus’s nieces lives next to one of the houses.