Hotel Avenida de Fatima
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Traveling to Fatima
I am joining a pilgrimage to Fatima in March. There are times were we will have the option to explore the area independently. What places should I see? By bus or train? Also, any tips 1)about the hotels in th Fatima area, 2)must see and must not go places, 3) must places and/or to eat 4)or any tips that will make my trip memorable. Thanks!
Re: Traveling to Fatima
Not problem if you are the option to explore the area independently, Fatima is a small town with a big santuary and catedral,you have many hotels and acomodation www.fatimavirtual.com,there is in region small town ancient, Tomar,
Alcobaça, Leiria, Obidos..etc, but if you are car.
Bus to Fatima - www.rede-expressos.pt (only in portuguese).
Tickets,Price,Time = Compra de bilhetes
Departure = Origem
Arrive = Destino
Train - www.cp.pt (in english)
Travel Tips for Fátima
Burn a candle
In catholic religions it is a custom to burn a candle for your loved ones. This is aldo the case in fatima. But instead of burning a candle you throw it into a huge open fire. Not only normal candles are burnt, but also candles in the shape of body parts. For instance you burn a candle in the shape of a leg, to pray for your mother who just had her leg broken.
At the entrance of the Sanctuary, on the south side of the Rectory, you can visit a monument of the Berlin Wall's, consisting of a concrete segment that was part of it. This segment was offered by means of Virgilio Casimiro Ferreira, a Portuguese emigrant to Germany and is here placed as a grateful
memorial of God's intervention for the fall of Communism as promised at Fatima.
Religous? Make your own mind up!
Fatima is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world and it is here that the virgin Mary spoke to three young children between May 13th and October 13th 1917. The children Fransisco Marto, Jacinta Marto and their cousin Lucy Dos Santos were all very young. It is a wonderful story but unfortunately this seems to have been forgotten when you visit Fatima. Yes there is mention of the children but it is primarily a site where you can light candles say prayers and visit the enormous church that has been erected there. I thought the whole place a little tacky and not as religious as some places I have visited. If miracles had happened here why are the people there so miserable? I would have expected them to be rejoicing!
During most of the year, the shrine of Fatima is a quiet place visited by locals and a few hundred pilgrims each day but on May 13, commemorating the day of the first apparition, and on October 13, the day of the final apparition, ½ a million pilgrims will crowd into the huge square in front of the basilica.
Special Ceremonies in Fatima
"On the 12th & 13th of the Months of May to Oct."
While here in Fatima on the 12th & 13th of the months of May to October, one can participate in the special celebrations of Masses and Processions. Of course, each evening is the candle lite procession and on the afternoon of the 13th is the Eucharistic Procession in which thousands of Pilgrims participate. Not only Portuguese, but people from all parts of the world such as Asia, the Philipeans, Canada and the United States, Austrailia, and New Zealand; all over the world people come here for thes special days.
Popular Hotels in Fátima
Rua Conego Formigao 10, Fatima, Estremadura, 2460-908, Portugal
R S Vicente de Paulo 32 2496 Fatima Cedex Portugal, Fatima, Estremadura, 2495, Portugal