Fatima Batalha Nazare and Obidos Tour, the perfect choice if you pretend a diversified trip, visiting in a single day a highly spiritual place (Fatima shrine), the best example of the Gothic architecture in Portugal (Batalha Monastery), the ancient fisherman’s village, known in our days as the “Mecca of surfing” (Nazare), and a lovely medieval village (Obidos).
Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon
The Fatima Shrine, or Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, is a Marian shrine dedicated to Our Lady located in Cova da Iria, in the city of Fatima, in Portugal,.
By excellence a place of pilgrimage, preserving the memory of the events that led to its founding, the apparitions of Our Lady to the three shepherds in 1917, one of the most important Marian shrines in the world belonging to the Catholic Church.
Fatima Batalha Nazare and Obidos Tour
Classified since 20017 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Batalha Monastery was commissioned by the Portuguese King D. João I as thanks to the Virgin Mary for the victory in the Battle of Aljubarrota over the Spaniards.
Batalha Monastery is considered a Portuguese architectural jewel, a Dominican monastery built in the 14th century and its construction lasted more than 200 years, an example of late Gothic Portuguese architecture.
Starting our fantastic Fatima Batalha Nazare and Obidos Tour, leaving from Lisbon, in one hour’s driving we will arrive into the Sanctuary of Fatima, we will them find three places of interest where you can attend a mass ( optional ).
The Chapel of the Apparitions, the first Chapel to be built immediately following the apparitions occupying a prominent place, not by size or grandeur, but yes by the location, practically in the center of the Sanctuary.
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, built in 1928 in Neo Baroque style, it houses today the tombs of the children, but also the tomb of Sister Lucia who passed away in 2005, and the Basilica of Santissima Trindade, built in 2007 with more than 8000 seats and 40,000 m² of area was designed by the Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis, a modern and quite imposing church.
The bare stone of warm tonality makes of the Monastery of Batalha an important landmark of the history of Portugal, in a period of reaffirmation of its independence on Castile (Spain)
A late-Gothic building, the result of the wise management of the greatest Portuguese and international masters from its founder master Afonso Domingues to the genial Huguet ending in Mateus Fernandes’s “Manueline style”, the Founder’s Chapel and the “Imperfect Chapels” to be the pantheon of kings and princes marked by the scholasticism of the Dominican friars representing the Celestial City.
The Alcobaça Monastery a founding monument of the Cistercian Gothic in Portugal, built in the 12th century, the Church of the Abbey follows the model of Pontigny, in France in an architecture applied to the central nave with more than a hundred imposing meters length, where the monks roam in prayer, sustained by arches, the first specimens in Portuguese territory.
Another curiosity, the kitchen and the solutions applied here to bring water to a wide space and already with hygiene concerns.
Here are guarded from the most beautiful tombs of the Gothic funerary sculpture guarded by the immortal lovers, D.Pedro and D. Inês, the murdered queen where the arches, veiled by angels, announce the day of revenge.
Nazaré is a pictorial village with an intense past, well portrayed in the architectural heritage, with many churches and traditional houses that bring a very picturesque atmosphere, being the first place of worship in Portugal.
In the recent past the phenomenon of the Nazaré Cannon, phenomenal waves that made Nazaré famous worldwide, in 2013 the American surfer McNamara broke the world record when surfing a wave about 30 meters high. Another curious thing will be the “seven skirts” wife’s from Nazare,that proudly shown them to there visitors.
In Obidos (UNESCO’s world heritage site), we will take you back in time, as we walk you through the beautiful and narrow streets full of traditional shops, along the white painted old houses, walk through its walls imagining how the medieval period would have been there.
Obidos was used has a wedding gift from D. Dinis to his wife D. Isabel, the village became part of the Casa das Rainhas, only extinct in 1834, and most of the Portuguese Queen passed through it, leaving great benefits. D. Catarina orders to be build the aqueduct and fountains.
Our Fatima Batalha Nazare and Obidos Tour can end at your hotel or other place within the city limits.
My husband and I spent two days with Jorge Bras, touring the areas in and around Lisbon. We had a total of five guides during our visit to Portugal, and Jorge was our absolute favorite! Jorge is extremely knowledgable about Portugal’s history, very professional, but is also a warm and sincere person. We were sad to part ways, even knowing we had another week and half of our vacation left!
Jorge was instrumental in making our entire trip to Portugal extremely memorable and informative. And we cannot thank him enough for that.