Tour Fatima Batalha Nazare and Obidos perfect for those who wish to have a very diversified day trip, with religious tourism ( Fatima Shrine ), one the most beautiful Portuguese Monasteries, the Nazare fishing village ( know as the Meca of the gigantic waves ) and the Obidos medieval village.
It can be done in our company, in our tour in a comfortable and 100% flexible way.
VALUE OF THIS PRIVATE TOUR
- Children up to 3 years old: Free
- Children aged from 4 to 10 years old: 50% Discount
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME TO GO||8:30|
|RETURN TIME||About 6:00 in the afternoon|
Fatima, no doubt one of the most esteemed religious centers in the world, where three little shepherds witnessed the apparition of Lady Mary, on May 13, 1917 a lady more brilliant than the Sun “appeared to the three children, alerting them to the importance of praying, and telling them that she would appear again on that same day ( 13th of the next months ) and time for five consecutive months.
In the last apparition on October 13, about 70,000 people gathered to watch the apparition, Our Lady appeared this day became famous as “Miracle of the Sun“: where the Sun began to spin as fast as a ball in circles most of people who were completely wet from the rain, suddenly were completely dried up.
Obidos an open-air museum where the medieval times breathe its romantic and picturesque environment, so well preserved over centuries, Obidos was used countless times as a “wedding gift” of the Portuguese Kings to their future Queens. Their narrow cobbled streets, white houses with colored bands and flowers scattered all over the land make Obidos one of the most joyful villages in Portugal.
Beginning our fantastic Tour Fatima Batalha Nazare and Obidos, our first stop will be in Fatima, considered by many one of the most important Marian Shrines in the world, where we will pay homage to Lady Mary, in the Cova da Iria through the visit to the two Basilicas there; Our Lady of the White Rosary, Holy Trinity and the Chapel of the Apparitions.
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 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.
Valinhos - Shepherds Houses
After giving tributes to Our Lady of Fatima, in about three kilometers we have the houses where the children were born, in Valinhos both houses are extremely well preserved and the visit will be free of charge.
We continue our Tour Fatima Batalha Nazare and Obidos, in a trip of about thirty minutes we arrive at the Batalha Monastery, the best example of Gothic architecture in Portugal, built in the XIV century to celebrate the victory in the Battle of Aljubarrota, we hope with this visit you will understand the importance of this battle in the independence of Portugal over the Spaniards.
Late gothic construction, fruit of the wise management of the great Portuguese and international masters, from its founder Afonso Domingues, to the genial Huguet, finishing in the “Manueline style” of Mateus Fernandes, in the Chapel of the Founders and in the “Imperfect Chapels”, Pantheon of kings and princes marked by the scholasticism of the Dominican friars who represent the Celestial City.
Through a more careful time management, we can make a visit to one of the most beautiful Monuments in Portugal, the Alcobaca Monastery, built in the sec. XII and attributed to the to the Order of the Cistercians by the first king of Portugal, place that houses the tomb of Ines, a love story that ends with the murder of the prince’s mistress at the behest of his own king, that still gives life to a Portuguese proverb.
Built with an architecture applied to the central nave, with more than 100 meters long and extremely imposing, where the monks wander in prayer, supported by arches, the kitchen and the solutions applied here to carry water to a wide space with hygiene concerns at the time.
Nazare fisherman´s village
Continuing our day of fun of our Tour Fatima Batalha Nazare and Obidos we will arrive at the Nazare fishing village (the most charismatic fishing village in Portugal), where we can see the fish to be dried on the sun in every beach, as well as te can see the famous ladies of the seven skirts, the fishermen wife’s who proudly continue to wear seven skirts simultaneously, characteristic of this region.
Our days Nazare is known all over the world for its giant waves, the biggest waves in the world are here in Nazare, Portugal, all thanks to the phenomenon of the Nazare Canyon, phenomenal waves that made Nazare famous, in 2013 the American surfer McNamara broke the world record when surfing a wave of about 30 meters height, during the period of the year we can see them with our own eyes…
Obidos Medieval Village
Then we will get to Obidos (Unesco World Heritage), were we will relive a trip back in time to the medieval period and explore the beautiful narrow whitewashed streets that Obidos have to offer us.
Obidos belonged to the defensive pentagon of the Five Castles, this by the hands of the Templars, later used as a wedding gift by the Portuguese King Dinis I, to his wife Queen Isabel, the village became part of the House of the Queens, most of the Portuguese queens in Portugal was financed here receiving Obidos taxes and leaving great benefits there too Quenn Catarina order the construction of the important aqueduct and its sources to be built.
Here we will discovery of one of themos famous and appreciated Portuguese liqueurs, the Obidos “ginja”, prepared?