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Half-Day Guided Tour of Fátima from Lisbon

€46
Free Cancellation
Mobile Ticket
5 hr.
Guided Tour
Transfers Included
  • Go on a guided tour of the Sanctuary of Fátima with round-trip transfers from Lisbon.
  • Opt for a personalized experience with the small-group tour and enjoy live on-board commentary as you soak in the stunning Ribatejo farmlands on your way to the blessed city.
  • Explore House-Museum of Aljustrel where the 3 shepherd children from the Bible lived, and the neighboring town of Valinhos.
  • Make your way to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, the burial ground of the three children.
  • Attend mass and light a candle inside one of the many basilicas you'll visit and stand at the exact spot where the apparitions took place at the Chapel of Apparitions.

This tour has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • Italian Guided Tour
  • Portuguese Guided Tour
  • Small-Group Guided Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Fatima, Óbidos, Nazaré, Batalha & Aljustrel with Optional Lunch From Lisbon

€72
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
11 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Meet your expert guide and set off on a journey to see the quieter side of Portugal.
  • Explore Óbidos, which was presented to the Queen of Portugal on her wedding day.
  • At Nazaré, enjoy the sandy turf and gorgeous Atlantic coastline.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Batalha Monastery, which was built to commemorate Portugal’s victory over Spain.
  • Experience spiritual bliss with a stop at Fátima, where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three children.
  • End your tour with a visit to Aljustrel, where you can see the homes of the three shepherd children.
  • To make the best of your trip, choose the experience with the lunch option.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • Lisbon Day Trip
  • Lisbon Day Trip With Lunch
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Fátima, Óbidos, Batalha & Nazaré:Day Tour From Lisbon

€85
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
9 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Meet your expert guide and set off on a journey to see the laidback towns of Fátima, Óbidos, Batalha and Nazaré.
  • Begin your journey driving past Ribatejo fields, towards Fátima.
  • The Sanctuary of Fátima is known for its apparitions of Virgin Mary to three little shepherds in 1917.
  • Your next stop is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Batalha Monastery.
  • Listen to your expert guide as they regale you with stories about the military victory that led to its construction.
  • Enjoy the sun, sand and gorgeous Atlantic coastline at Nazaré.
  • Pop by a local restaurant and try a traditional Portuguese meal at your own expense.
  • Explore Óbidos’ local castle and admire its centuries-old Gothic structures.
  • Drive past the lovely countryside on your way back to Lisbon.

This tour has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • Italian Guided Tour
  • Portuguese Guided Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Visiting the Sanctuary of Fatima in Lisbon, Portugal

Situated on seven hills, Lisbon is one of the oldest and most vibrant towns in Portugal. With a rich history of initiating the maritime Age of Discoveries, Lisbon is known for its breathtaking views, yellow trams, delectable cuisine, and for having bright, sunny days throughout the year. From the imposing Sao Jorge castle and Jeronimos Monastery to the Se Cathedral and Belem tower, there are several iconic landmarks to explore in this stunning town.

Out of the many tourist attractions, the famous Sanctuary of Fatima is a must-visit. Originally, a small chapel built in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima is now one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal with beautiful architecture and several attractions like the Chapel of the Apparitions and Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. Read on to know more about the Sanctuary of Fatima, Fatima tour tickets, how to get there, and other tips to make the most of your visit to this religious destination. 

Why Visit Sanctuary of Fatima?

Why Visit Fatima Sanctuary
  • Rooted in Divine Intervention: The Sanctuary of Fatima had been established in 1917 owing to three shepherd children receiving a vision of the Blessed Mother Mary.
  • Architectural Marvel: The site is known for its stunning architecture comprising a chapel, some basilicas, a cathedral, a statue of Jesus Christ, a century-old tree, a museum, and a fragment of the Berlin Wall.
  • Religious Pilgrimage: Hearing sermons or verses from the Bible in different languages is one of the most beautiful experiences in the Sanctuary of Fatima. People from across the world visit the site crawling on their knees.
  • Chapel of Apparitions: The three shepherd children saw the Virgin Mother Mary in the Chapel of Apparitions, one of Fatima's oldest sections. You can also see the houses of the three shepherd children at Ajustrel, right next to Fatima.
  • Surrounded by Other Sacred Sites: While visiting Fatima Sanctuary, book a day tour to enjoy the sandy Atlantic coastline at Nazare, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Batalha Monastery, built to commemorate Portugal’s victory over Spain. Make sure to sample the unique cherry liquor in Obidos.

Your Fatima Day Tour Tickets Explained

Fatima Day Tour Tickets

Half-Day Guided Tour Tickets

  • Book the Fatima half-day tour tickets to visit the famous religious center of the Fatima Sanctuary and enjoy stunning views of the Ribatejo farmlands. 
  • An expert guide will accompany you on your half-day tour to familiarize you with the history and legacy of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima.
  • The Fatima half-day guided tour tickets are available in English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese language options for a more personalized experience.
  • Book the Fatima half-day tour tickets to witness the exact spot where the three shepherd children received the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Chapel of Apparitions. 
  • The tour includes many basilicas, the house of the three shepherd children, and the neighboring town of Valinhos.
  • Make sure to attend mass and light candles at the basilicas, and pay your respects at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, the burial ground of the three children.

Duration: 5 hours

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Fatima Day Tour Tickets

Combo Tour Tickets

  • Book day tour tickets from Lisbon to nearby areas like Obidos, Nazare, Batalha, and Ajustrel. You can cancel them up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund on your purchase. 
  • You can choose between going for only a day trip, or a day trip with lunch, when you book Fatima, Obidos, Nazare, Batalha, & Ajustrel tour tickets. 
  • The Fatima, Obidos, Batalha, & Nazare combo day tour tickets from Lisbon offer guided tours in English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese languages to share intimate details and local anecdotes about the places. 
  • Pay your respects at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, where the Blessed Mary showed herself to three shepherd children. 
  • Make sure to sample the cherry liquor from Obidos, enjoy the sandy Atlantic coastline at Nazare, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Batalha Monastery, built to commemorate Portugal’s victory over Spain. 

Duration: 9 to 11 hours

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

Enjoy a super flexible cancellation policy with all your Fatima day tour tickets. If you book them online, you can cancel them up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund. For more information, make sure to check these details before purchasing your tickets. 

What is the Best Way to Buy the Sanctuary of Fatima Tickets? Book Online!

Named after a 12th-century Moorish princess, the Sanctuary of Fatima is visited by thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. The best way to secure your spot is to purchase Fatima tour tickets online.

  • Advance Booking: Book your tickets online in advance to reserve your visit. You can have a hassle-free experience and explore the sanctuary at your own pace.
  • Convenience: Purchasing tickets online is a much more convenient and safer way to access the attraction. It’ll help you avoid the last-minute rush of waiting in long lines to buy tickets to enter the sanctuary.
  • Super Flexible Cancellation Policy: If you book tickets online, you are eligible to make use of this benefit. You can cancel them up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • Discounts: You get to avail of great deals and discounts on online bookings, thereby saving a lot of money.

Sanctuary of Fatima Highlights

Chapel of the Apparitions in Fatima Sanctuary

Chapel of the Apparitions

The oldest and most important monument inside the Sanctuary of Fatima, the Chapel of Apparitions is the place where the three little shepherds saw a vision of Mother Mary. Constructed in 1982, the chapel features an altar, a porch lined with pine wood, and a statue of Our Lady of the Rosary with a golden crown protected by bulletproof glass.

Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima Sanctuary

Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary

Constructed in 1928, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary was originally a church and is believed to be the exact spot where the three shepherds saw a lightning bolt in 1917. This 70.5 m long basilica is made of white limestone and features a 65m high bell tower, the tallest structure inside the sanctuary, as well as the tombs of brothers Francisco and Jacinta Marto.

Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity in Fatima Sanctuary

Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity

Inaugurated in October 2007 on the 90th anniversary of the Apparitions of Fatima, the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity was constructed to accommodate a large number of pilgrims and devotees. Designed by Greek architect Alexandros Tombasiz, this basilica is circular and 35m high. It is known as the Minor Basilica of the sanctuary.

Colonnade of the Sanctuary of Fatima

Colonnade of the Sanctuary of Fatima

The classical build of the Colonnade of the Sanctuary of Fatima features 200 columns and half columns inspired by the famous curved colonnade at St. Peter’s Square. There are figures of 17 saints above the colonnade. The gallery also features a Via Crucis with 14 panels of the episodes from Passion of Jesus Christ made of Polychrome ceramics.

High Cross & Statue of John Paul II in Fatima Sanctuary

High Cross & Statue of John Paul II

The Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity is surrounded by two squares, one of which is called the John Paul II Square inside which the High Cross and the statue of the Pope are located. Polish artist, Czeslaw Dzwigaj designed the bronze statue and also went on to create about 50 more sculptures and monuments to pay tribute to John Paul II.

Monument of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Fatima Sanctuary

Monument of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Offered to the sanctuary by an anonymous pilgrim in the 1930s, the Monument of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a golden bronze statue of Jesus. It features a column, which was believed to contain water that could perform miracles. The location of this hydraulic structure corresponds to the “centrality of Jesus Christ” in the Message of Fatima.

Museum of the Sanctuary of Fatima

Museum of the Sanctuary of Fatima

Founded by D. Jose Alves Correia da Silva in 1955, the Museum of the Sanctuary of Fatima was built to preserve and exhibit the relics associated with the Apparitions of Fatima. The museum, as of today, hosts two permanent exhibitions, the Fatima Light and Peace and the House Museum of Aljustrel.

Fragment of the Berlin Wall in Fatima Sanctuary

Fragment of the Berlin Wall

The sanctuary is home to a block of the famous Berlin Wall. The wide block is near one of the entrances to the Sanctuary of Fatima. Also known as the Iron Curtain, this fragment of the Berlin Wall was offered to the sanctuary by a Portuguese emigrant residing in Germany and has occupied a place of pride inside the complex ever since.

Large Holm Oak in Fatima Sanctuary

Large Holm Oak

The only tree in the Cova da Iria to have survived to this day, the Large Holm Oak is 13.5 m high and over a century old. It is believed that the three shepherds saw the lightning bolt for the second time here in 1917. The Directorate-General for Forest Resources of Portugal classified Large Holm Oak as an example of public interest in 2007.

Plan Your Visit to the Sanctuary of Fatima

Timings
Getting There
Facilities
Nearby
Visitor Tips
Fatima Sanctuary Timings
  • Sanctuary Timings
    Open: 24 hours
  • Fatima Light and Peace Exhibition
    Tuesday to Sunday: 9 AM to 12 PM, 2:30 PM to 05:30 PM
    Closed On: 4:30 PM on Sundays, national holidays, and Holy days
  • House Museum of Aljustrel Exhibition
    April to October: 9 AM to 01:30 PM, 02:30 PM to 7 PM
    November to March: 9 AM to 1 PM, 2 PM to 6 PM

Duration of Visit: 3 to 4 hours

Best Time to Visit: March to May and September to October are the best months to visit the sanctuary. The weather is warm and hotel rates are affordable. Drop by early in the morning or late evening for a quieter time with lesser people. 

How to Reach Fatima Sanctuary

Address: 2495-401 Fátima, Portugal

Find on Maps

  • By Bus: Lisbon-Oriente
    Nearest Stop: Fatima Bus Terminal
  • By Car: The distance from Lisbon (LIS) Airport is 103.6 km.
    Nearest Parking: 14 available parking slots in the Sanctuary
Facilities Available in the Fatima Sanctuary
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: You can borrow wheelchairs free of cost from the First Emergency Aid Unit after you fill in an identification form.
  • Photography: You are allowed to take photos inside the sanctuary. However, avoid carrying equipment like tripods. Do not use flash while clicking pictures. 
  • Restrooms: There are restrooms located at different points across the sanctuary. There is also a changing room for children, the elderly, and the disabled along with a separate room for breastfeeding.
  • Sitting Areas: There are several open areas and benches for pilgrims and tourists to sit and relax during or after their tour.
Attractions Near Fatima Sanctuary
  • National Palace of Sintra: Also called the Town Palace, the National Palace of Sintra is a historical house museum and one of the best-preserved royal Romantic castles in the world offering stunning views of the Sintra Mountains and the town. It was a favorite of Portuguese nobility and the minimalist Gothic exterior of the National Palace of Sintra is worth your time. 
  • Jeronimos Monastery: Located near the Tagus River in the parish of Belem, the Jeronimos Monastery is a former Hieronymites monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome constructed in the 1500s in the Portuguese Gothic Manueline style.
  • Queluz National Palace: Located in the city of Queluz, this 18th-century palace is one of the last and greatest Rococo buildings to be constructed in Europe. The trimmed and sculpted historical gardens also include an azulejo-lined channel for boating. It is currently Portugal’s official guest house for foreign heads of state.
  • Moorish Castle: Located in the municipality of Sintra, Moorish Castle is a medieval fort constructed by the Marinid Dynasty and features the well-known Tower of Homage and the Gate House.
Tips to Note When Visiting Fatima Sanctuary
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes: Wear comfortable closed footwear as the Sanctuary of Fatima has several attractions to explore. 
  • Maintain the Dress Code: There is no strict dress code, but it is best to wear clothing that covers knees and shoulders as the Sanctuary of Fatima is a religious site.
  • Accessible to Visitors with Limited Mobility: You can request a wheelchair at the First Emergency Aid Unit after filling in an identification form. The sanctuary also has smooth surfaces and ramps at the entrance to make traversing easier for visitors with limited mobility. 
  • Light a Candle: Attend mass and light candles inside the many basilicas at the sanctuary during your visit.
  • Check the Exhibition Timings: The exhibition timings are subject to change in cases of Holy days and national holidays. Make sure to check locally or with the sanctuary before planning your visit.
  • Book Tickets Online: It is best to book Fatima tour tickets online to reserve your spot and ensure a hassle-free experience. 

All Your Questions About Fatima Tour Tickets Answered

Q. Where can I buy Sanctuary of Fatima tickets?

A. You can buy Fatima tour tickets online. It is best to buy them online because advance booking will ensure that you do not miss your attraction. 

Q. Can I buy Sanctuary of Fatima tickets online?

A. Yes, you can buy Fatima tour tickets online. It is recommended that you buy Fatima tour tickets online to avail yourself of great deals and discounts and to ensure that you do not have to wait in long queues when you reach the attraction. You can spend more time exploring the Sanctuary.

Q. What is the cost of Sanctuary of Fatima tickets?

A. Fatima tour tickets, that last for around 5 hours and consist of a guide are priced at €46. If you want to experience a day trip from Lisbon to surrounding religious attractions including the Fatima Sanctuary, they are priced at €72 for 11 hours and €85 for 9 hours. 

Q. Can I get a discount on Sanctuary of Fatima tickets?

A. If you book Fatima tour tickets online, you can avail yourself of great discounts and combo offers. 

Q. What to see at the Sanctuary of Fatima?

A. The sanctuary has several structures and points of interest that are worth a visit including the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Chapel of Apparitions, Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Colonnade of the Sanctuary of Fatima, Large Holm Oak, Fragment of the Berlin Wall, and more.

Q. Where is the Sanctuary of Fatima located?

A. The Sanctuary of Fatima is located in Fatima within the municipality of Ourem in Portugal.

Q. What are some of the highlights of the Sanctuary of Fatima?

A. Some of the highlights of the Fatima Sanctuary include the permanent and temporary exhibitions at the museum, the Monument and Statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the High Cross and Statue of John Paul II, the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, and the Chapel of Apparitions.

Q. How to reach the Sanctuary of Fatima?

A. It is difficult to reach the Fatima Sanctuary via metro or train. Buses from Lisbon-Oriente to the Sanctuary of Fatima operate every few hours. You can also take a taxi or rent a car and drive down to the sanctuary.

Q. What are the timings of the Sanctuary of Fatima?

A. The sanctuary is open 24 hours every day. The exhibition timings may vary depending on Holy days and national holidays. 

Q. What facilities are available in the Sanctuary of Fatima?

A. The sanctuary is accessible to those with reduced mobility. Wheelchairs are available free of cost. There are restrooms located across the place. Changing rooms for children, the elderly, and the disabled as well as separate rooms for breastfeeding are also available.

Q. Is the Sanctuary of Fatima wheelchair accessible?

A. Yes, the Sanctuary of Fatima is wheelchair accessible. You can borrow wheelchairs from the First Emergency Aid Unit after filling in an identification form.

Q. Is photography allowed in the Sanctuary of Fatima?

A. Yes. Photography is allowed inside the sanctuary. However, avoid flash photography and do not carry equipment like tripods inside the sacred premises. 

Q. Is it worth visiting the Sanctuary of Fatima?

A. The Fatima Sanctuary is a celebration of the faith of the people. When three shepherd children were blessed with an apparition from the Virgin Mother Mary, they sought to improve their lives and atone for their sins. The Sanctuary of Fatima is a commemoration of their penance.