Top things to do in Fátima

Top Choice Christian Site in Fátima

Santuário de Fátima

It's difficult to believe that a century ago, this was rocky pastureland outside an insignificant village. This vast complex is now one of Catholicism's major shrines; the focus of enormous devotion and pilgrimage. …
Top Choice Portuguese in Fátima

O Crispim

It's worth seeking this place out for an atmosphere full of good cheer without any ostentatious piety. It's a comfortably rustic sort of place serving house wine in wooden tankards and whose speciality is grilled me…
Bar in Fátima

I Love Beer

Oddly placed in a very quiet village on Cova da Iria's doorstep, this beer bar just tinkers on the edge of being the kind of place you walked in and all the locals turn and stare at you. Almost. Thankfully, it's fri…
Fusion in Fátima

Manhãs

Not content to follow the crowd, contemporary Manhãs bet on rattling the culinary scene in Fátima and its modern, internationally tweaked takes on Portuguese cuisine offer a welcome respite from the status quo. Dish…
Museum in Fátima

Museu de Arte Sacra e Etnologia

The most interesting of Fátima's several religious exhibitions and museums, this has a wide display of religious art and artefacts from around the world as well as small but interesting exhibitions on African tribal…
Cave in Fátima

Grutas da Moeda

These underground caves, located 2km northwest of Fátima, are part of the surrounding limestone massif. They were discovered in 1971 when two hunters chased a fox that disappeared into a hole. Visitors can enter the…
Museum in Fátima

Museu de Cera de Fátima

It's not exactly Madame Tussauds, but this private museum gives a blow-by-blow, starry-eyed and rather static account of the story of Fátima and the associated miracle in 31 scenes with 119 wax figurines. Explanatio…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Fátima

Artigos Religiosos do Santuário

Shifting through Fátima's endless arsenal of religious trinket shops can be daunting if you're in the market for such things; it's easier to buy from the Santuário's official shop, where you can nab both chintzy sou…