With departure at 9:00 am from your Hotel in Oporto, we’ll begin the experience towards Fatima.
Of remote origins, it was the Arab domain that marked the development of Fatima named it. This city developed considerably after the Apparitions of Fatima event, in the beginning of the 20th century, becoming one of the greatest centers of the Marian cult in Portugal, recognized worldwide by the Catholic Church. Here you can admire the magnificence of the Shrine of Fatima, which, loaded with symbolism, blesses the hearts and minds of thousands of pilgrims.
Afterwards, we suggest stopping in Aljustrel, where the three little Shepherds were born, so that you can get to know the original context of the apparitions of 1916 and 1917 and the life of the little prophets, with a visit to a museum house and an ethnographic museum.
Coimbra, the City of Students, offers centuries of culture since the time of the Roman Empire and is distinguished by its rich historical and architectural value, modern infrastructures and equipment that support the arts and sport activities, green spaces and commercial spaces. After lunch, we recommend a visit to the Monasteries of Santa Clara-a-Velha and Santa Clara-a-Nova, which contain stories of adversity and perseverance, with characters and relics that enrich the heritage of Coimbra. In a privileged location of the city, you can see and visit the imposing University of Coimbra, centre of knowledge by excellence, a complex and symbolic building that is considered World Heritage.
When it is time to leave, we will return to your Hotel, where we will finish our services.