With about 6 million visits per year, the village of Fátima is one of the most visited places in Portugal and certainly one of the best known in the world. The “Apparitions of Our Lady” in Fatima was a religious phenomenon started in 1917 and witnessed by three children, Lúcia dos Santos (10 years), Francisco Marto (9 years) and Jacinta Marto (7 years), who claimed to have seen a shinning lady on top of an oak tree. Ten years later the Bishop of Leiria celebrates the first Mass in the Cova da Iria and the
following year the construction of the great basilica begins. There are tourist and religious points of interest in Fatima such as Museu de Cera (the Wax Museum) and Casa dos Pastorinhos (the House of the Shepherds) in Aljustrel about 2km away from the city. Since for many of our passengers this is a long-planned journey, we always leave them with the opportunity to spend as much time as they feel necessary with no rush.
Thank you for traveling with us.
Arado Azul team