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Visit Fátima in an eco-friendly TESLA with a local driver in a 4-hour journey to reinforce your Faith! Get to know religious and spiritual sites like the Sanctuary or the Chapel of the Apparitions.
Live Electric Tours presents you with the most private tour departing from the city of Lisbon. Just book your tour, choose where you want us to pick you up, and relax on a memorable journey on board of an amazing Tesla.
We have different options for you to choose. Go to the religious and mystic town of Fatima, visit the vineyards and cellars in Evora, taste the delicious cuttlefish of Setubal, get lost in the beautiful beaches of Arrabida, discover magical forests and castles in Sintra or watch the biggest waves in the World in Nazeré.
Today, this tour will take you to Fatima.
Every year, about 6 million people visit Fatima. Being Catholic or not, this is a mandatory stop. One of the biggest centers of pilgrimage to the Virgin Mary of the Catholic world, the famous Fatima Shrine attracts millions of pilgrims annually.
In this 4-hour tour from Lisbon to Fátima, your independence and autonomy are guaranteed. Do you wish to change your route and take an alternative road? Don’t worry, your tour is customizable! Just let our driver know, and he will take you any place you want in the area of Fátima!
All of this on board of a fantastic TESLA. With this totally sustainable and eco-friendly vehicle we have managed to save tons of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, making the city and our world cleaner places. That is why we were considered the best “Sustainable Tourism” StartUp in the world in 2020, for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Explore Fátima in the most luxurious and private way!
- Private Driver and a Luxury Tesla Vehicle (Model 3 / Model S or Model X)
- Pick-up and Drop-off at your hotel or apartment, airport or cruise terminal or other meeting point in Lisbon.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Bottled Water
- We present you with a suggested itinerary, however you can adjust this tour according to your interests and expectations.
- Civil Liability, Personal Accidents and Car Insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Entrance Tickets to Monuments / Museums
Fátima is a city in the municipality of Ourém, Beira Litoral Province, in the Central Region and Médio Tejo intermunicipal community of Portugal, with 71.29 km2 of area and 11,788 inhabitants.
The worldwide fame of the city is permanently associated with the apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported by three little shepherds – Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta – from 13 May until 13 October 1917. The Catholic Church later recognized these events as "worthy of belief". A small chapel, now known as the Chapel of the Apparitions, was built at the site of the alleged supernatural events, and a precious statue of Our Lady of Fátima installed.
Due to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, a Marian shrine complex containing two minor basilicas, located in the wealthy quarter of Cova da Iria, the city has become in one of the most important international destinations of religious tourism, receiving between 6 and 8 million pilgrims by year. It attracts the religious, but also those who seek a peaceful lifestyle usually only found in the convents and monasteries.
SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
The Sanctuary of Fátima (Portuguese: Santuário de Fátima), also known as Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (Portuguese: Santuário de Nossa Senhora de Fátima), is a group of Catholic religious buildings and structures in Cova da Iria, in the civil parish of Fátima, in the municipality of Ourém, in Portugal.
In addition to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary (Portuguese: Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário), the shrine consists of the Chapel of the Lausperene (Portuguese: Capela do Lausperene), a great oak tree (near which the 1917 Marian Apparitions occurred), a monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Portuguese: Monumento ao Sagrado Coração de Jesus) and the Chapel of the Apparitions (Portuguese: Capelinha das Aparições), where three children, Lúcia Santos and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, said they were first visited by the Virgin Mary. In addition, several other structures and monuments were built in the intervening years to commemorate the events.
Across from the main sanctuary is the much larger Basilica of the Holy Trinity constructed after 1953, owing to the limited scale of the Sanctuary for large-scale pilgrimages and religious services.
THE CHAPEL OF APPARITIONS
The Chapel of the Apparitions (Portuguese: Capelinha das Aparições) is a small chapel located in Cova da Iria that was constructed in the 1920s to mark the exact location where three little shepherd children reported having received the famous apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal.
The chapel was built in response to the demand of Our Lady of the Rosary (after named as Our Lady of Fátima) to the three little shepherds (Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta): "I want you to make a chapel here in my honour". The chapel was built on the exact spot of the apparitions in Fátima in 1917 as half-remembered by Lúcia. From 28 April to 15 June 1919, the task of constructing the chapel was performed by a mason by the name of Joaquim Barbeiro from the village of Santa Catarina da Serra. On 13 October 1921, the celebration of the Mass was officially allowed by the local Bishop for the first time next to the Chapel.
In 1919, the construction of the little chapel started with the authorization of Lucia's mother and the loudly publicized discreet acquiescence of the parish priest of Fátima, who could not commit himself until the Bishop made a canonical law abiding pronouncement on the matter which soon came.
On 6 March 1922, anticlerical adversaries of the Catholic Church put a powerful bomb inside the unbuilt Fátima chapel at Cova da Iria which blew up the hole in the ground thereby enlarging it. In December 1922, reconstruction of the chapel was restarted. On 23 October 1922, as reported by the daily newspaper Diário de Notícias, a group of people from the county seat of Ourém went to Cova da Iria and were supposed to have tried to cut down the tree of the apparitions. When Sister Lúcia heard about it she ran to the location and, much to her joy, she saw they had cut down the wrong tree, one which was close to the holm-oak which stood alone in the center of a clearing on which Our Lady had shown herself.
The chapel is part of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima and it is visited at least by 6 million pilgrims every year.
"THE LIFE OF CHRIST" MUSEUM
Also much more than a tourist trap, this purpose-built museum is endowed with more than 200 high-quality waxwork figures recounting the life of Christ.
The route that the three shepherds took from Aljustrel to the site of the apparitions at Cova da Iria was turned into a “Via Sacra” in the second half of the 20th century.
There’s a paved path through idyllic olive and holm oak groves, with 14 stops, each for a station of the cross.
It all ends with a 15th station, the Santo Estêvão Chapel, to represent the resurrection.
Like the rest of the Via Sacra this was funded by Hungarian Catholics, unable to practice their religion in their own country during the Cold War.
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