As religious buildings go in regards to archetecture this place was quite disappointing, there are many more spectacular places nearby towns. I think you have to be a practising religious person to truly get the most out of this place. There are more modern structures here than old ones. Surrounding the sanctury there are many shops selling religous artifacts.
This is the parish church of Fatima, it is where the 3 children went to Mass and where they were baptised. Some people have reviewed it as if it were the sanctuary, which it is not. It is about 10 minute drive from the Sanctuary. There is a little shop to the right of the altar, pay a visit and... 更多
I too am not a Catholic but I felt a certain "Spirit of Place". The vista of two contrasting Basilicas facing each other across the extensive concorse was stunningly beautiful. I particularly liked the interior of the new Basilica ~ a place of peace and ideal to spend a few quiet moments for reflection
I am not Catholic so did not expect to be as moved as I was by the basilica and story of Fatima. The story of the 3 children is both beautiful and sad. The basilica is large, but feels very welcoming and sacred. An outdoor Mass was being celebrated in German while we were there.
Built on the spot where 3 shepherdesses saw the Virgin Mary. The bodies of these 3 people are buried there. This church is massive and designed on the basilica in Rome. Millions of pilgrims visit each year
The old basilica is having a facelift but the new one is stunning. As a non practising Christian the interior left me speechless with wonder,very emotional.
This is the place that you'll want to visit because it is where mass is celebrated in pretty much all languages and is simply nice to view where the children are laid to rest. If you search for the Sanctuary of Fátima in wikipedia, you'll be able to read more.
I had no expectations but was surprisingly very moved by the whole thing. I have heard others say there is... 更多
From the moment you see it from the outskirts until you enter the grounds - its the same feeling "Peace".... 更多
The Fatima Shrine, located at the Cova da Iria, parish of Fatima (Portugal), is one of the most important Marian... 更多