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Fatima is much different then your usual place of stay. The history behind Fatima should be enough to explain why.
Dress Code: Dress in all of Europe is Dinner; Casual to Dress and Shirt and tie. No short sleeve dresses of tank tops allowed. Shorts are a NO, NO. Tea Shirts or Muscle Shirts are not allowed.
Written May 19, 2006
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: comfortable walking shoes, you will be standing for quite a while especially if you are in line for the Fatima
Photo Equipment: Film!bring lots and lots, it wasn't cheap there! our video camera died(figures!) so we didn't think we would need camara film..wrong! took us forever to find a store that carried the drop in film for our camera and when we did Ouch it wasn't cheap!
Miscellaneous: lots and lots of tacky little stores around selling religious paraphernalia, but this is the place to find that special something to bring back home for souveniers..I bought my mom a wall/tile plaque of Mary, can't remember exactly how much it cost but it wasn't too expensive :)
Written Jun 23, 2004
Most people walk to Fatima from long distance. It's, indeed, Fatima's strongest tradition - to walk there. In the access from Batalha (and maybe others,
I never checked it!) about ten kilometers before arriving you may notice some a cross in marble, that repeats regularly until Fatima.
They intend to mark the stations of a Via Sacra, maybe to ease the last kilometers with the distraction of praying and the enthusiasm of successively conquered stages. The last (I think!) cross, already in Fatima, is accessible to all the tourists, thus deserving a little enrichment.
Updated Dec 16, 2012