Our Tour Fatima and Coimbra, the best way to visit two of the most important cities in Portugal, from the biggest European Marian Shrine, to one of must spectacular library in the whole world in Coimbra, a tour that can became a gastronomically richness, since Coimbra is a region famous for a specific dish (piglet Bairrada) and also for its wines.
VALUE OF THIS PRIVATE TOUR
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||8:30 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:30 PM in the afternoon.|
Tour Fatima and Coimbra
In Valinhos, the small village of Aljustrel Fatima, birthplace of the three little shepherds, home of the brothers Francisco and Jacinta can be visited, as well as the house of Lucia, converted into a museum that depicts the local way of life from the beginning of the century. XX of Valinhos, you will be able to cross the sacred road the path that Lucia, Jacinto and Francisco made to the Cova da Iria.
In Fatima we will visit the altar of the World, where our Lady appeared to three children of humble families in 1917 at the time nothing existed there.
Next to Coimbra, in Mealhada we can find the Roasted Piglet at Bairrada one of the best known and appreciated regional dishes of the Bairrada region in Portugal, having been named one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal’s Gastronomy, this typical dish that takes several hours to be executed, turning the piglet in the hood oven from one side to the other to keep the toast homogenous, in a recurring act, however, the piglet is being withdrawn from time to time and sprinkled with white wine from the region, with the help of a water spray.
Tour Fatima and Coimbra, the best way to visit in a single day, the biggest shrine in Europe, and one of the most beautiful libraries in the world
Fatima - Shrine
An visit to the two Basilicas therein; Our Lady of the White Rosary and Holy Trinity as well as the Chapel of the Apparitions, 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 Tour Fatima Batalha Nazaré and Obidos.
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.
Coimbra - Mealhada
Coimbra - University
Here you will be able to visit the “Joanina Library” cited by the renowned british newspaper “The Telegraph” as “…the most spectacular library in the world…”, a jewel of the baroque in Portugal, carrying over 70.000 books in it’s shelves.
From the University’s upper ground, the view over Coimbra is simply spectacular, with the rio Mondego (the largest portuguese born river), dividing the city in two main areas. After enjoying the library, we will continue visiting the University of Coimbra and visit other interesting places like; Saint Michel Chapel, the “Capelos”room, the Tower, among others.
Developed with the separation of the “Alta”, where lived the nobility, the clergy and, later, the students and the “Baixa”, predominated by the commerce, crafts and neighborhoods. A region to relax and to be lost in this enchanting city, its narrow streets, beautiful alleys and squares, where you will find numerous cafes, bakeries and restaurants.
The Baixa de Coimbra, rich in culture and an unforgettable gastronomy, this area has been the commercial center of the city for hundreds if not thousands of years, maintaining its genuine atmosphere and unique personality.
Our Tour Fatima and Coimbra is an excellent option, if you looking into visiting these two cities without the discomfort and the hassle of a bus loaded with people.