Visit the religious site of Fatima and a city founded by the Knights Templar, Tomar.
Fatima is a captivating place where millions of people gather each year to celebrate the divine apparitions of the Virgin Mary. It was here that three little shepherd children reported seeing a luminous lady they believed to be Mary and which ended in a miracle witnessed by thousands of people. Next is the 12th century Knights Templar city of Tomar. This is where, after the Order of Christ took over from the Knight’s Templar, many of the Portuguese voyages in the Age of Discovery were planned
– Sightseeing tour, 9 hours
– A UNESCO World Heritage Site
– Portugal’s religious capital
– Knights Templar history and heritage
– Private driver, private vehicle, free water, wifi and air-conditioning
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Santuario de Fatima – The most famous place of pilgrimage in Portugal. The Fatima shrine celebrates the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to the three little shepherds.
Chapel of the Apparitions – The ‘heart’ of Fatima, this shrine is built on the spot where the Virgin appeared to the shepherds.
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario – This is a Roman Catholic Church based within the Sanctuario de Fatima.
Museum of the Shrine of Fatima – Founded in 1955 this museum contains both permanent and temporary exhibitions preserving and conserving significant Catholic artefacts.
Praca da Republic, Tomar – Cafes and restaurants with lovely views of the elegant town hall and Church of St John the Baptist.
Tomar Convent of Christ – A vast monumental complex standing on top of a hill, founded in 1160 by a grandmaster of the Knights Templar. Here you will spend time exploring the monument, which includes the Castelo do Tomar; an important military building full of mysteries that many have tried to unravel over the centuries. Have a go at solving them yourself! This monument also includes the Charola which was the knight’s private oratorium, the Manueline Chapter House window and the Main Cloister.
Aqueduto dos Pegeos – Located near Tomar on the Vale do Peixe Ribeira, the aqueduct is one of the largest and most imposing Portuguese aqueducts. Simply stunning.
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You may wish to adapt the tour highlights above to suit you. If there is some place specific you wish to see which is not listed just let us know! We want to create your perfect tour and we provide you with a detailed itinerary of the day.
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