Fatima and Sintra Tour, a must for you that are visiting Portugal, you can do it starting and ending in Lisbon.
Fatima, where Lady Mary appeared to three children from humble Families to the Portuguese aristocracy in Sintra, from Medieval Castles to lovely Palaces
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||8:30 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:30 PM in the afternoon|
You shouldn’t misse the giant religious third in Fatima, made by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, inaugurated on May 12, 2017, precisely to symbolize the centenary of the apparitions, the piece called “Suspensão”, made of white beads, with 26 meters Illuminated for the first time on the night of May 12, when Pope Francis entered into the sanctuary, with the thousands of pilgrims present, to pray the rosary.
In the 19th century Sintra became the first centre of European Romantic architecture when the Portuguese king Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a Palace ( Pena Palace ) where this new sensitivity was displayed in the use of diferente architectural styles; Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements and in the creation of a park blending local and exotic species of trees creating a unique combination of parks and gardens which influenced the development of landscape architecture throughout Europe.
Fatima - The Apparitions
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 on our Fatima and Sintra Tour.
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.
Fatima - Shepherds Homes
Sintra - Historic Center
Sintra a place with a great concentration of historical monuments and interesting tourist attractions, here we will find more than 10 national monuments, including opulent palaces, ancient ruins and decorative luxurious houses dispersed by the different hills of the region in very challenging pedestrian paths.