The Sanctuary of Fátima
formally titled by the Catholic Church as Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima,
is a Marian shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima, located in the place of Cova da Iria, in the city of Fátima.
The Sanctuary of Fátima is a place of Christian pilgrimage and Catholic devotion, preserving the memory of the events that led to its foundation,
namely the apparitions of Our Lady to the three shepherds in 1917.
Its magnitude and relevance from a religious point of view has long been widely recognized, nationally and internationally.
Due to the express wish of the Holy Apostolic See, this is a National Shrine. It is also one of the most important Marian shrines in the world belonging to the Catholic Church
and the largest international destination for religious tourism, receiving around six million visitors a year.
he Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, also called Monastery of Batalha, is arguably
one of the most beautiful works of Portuguese and European architecture.
This architectural ensemble resulted from the fulfillment of a promise made by King D. João I,
in thanks for the victory in Aljubarrota, battle fought on August 14, 1385,
that assured him the throne and guaranteed the independence of Portugal.
The works lasted more than 150 years, through several phases of construction. Monument of Manueline (predominant) Gothic solutions and a brief Renaissance note. Several additions were introduced in the initial project, resulting in a vast monastic ensemble that currently features a church, two cloisters with outbuildings and two royal pantheons, the Founder's Chapel and the Imperfect Chapels.
It has been included in the World Heritage List defined by UNESCO since 1983.
he Alcobaça is known for its Cistercian monastery, around which the settlement developed, from the 15th century.
The monastery was founded by D. Afonso Henriques in 1148, and completed in 1222, in Gothic style. During the Middle Ages, it even rivaled other great Cistercian abbeys in Europe.
The Monastery of Alcobaça, also known as Real Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça, is a monastery today located in the city of Alcobaça, in the Centro region, in Portugal.
It is the first fully Gothic work erected on Portuguese soil. It was started in 1178 by the monks of the Cistercian Order.
It is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré
Fort of São Miguel Archangel
Cannon of Nazaré
n 11 January 1148, the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, supported by Gonçalo Mendes da Maia, took Óbidos to the Arabs, after the siege of November 1147.
The Memory Cruise is a simple monument of the time, later restored. Óbidos belonged to the defensive pentagon (of the five castles), of the center of the kingdom, idealized by the Templars.
With the offer of Óbidos as a wedding gift from D. Dinis to his wife D. Isabel, the Vila belonged to the Casa das Rainhas, only extinct in 1834, and most of the queens of Portugal passed through here, leaving great benefits. D. Catarina has the aqueduct and fountains built.
The administrative reform of D. Manuel I gave Óbidos a new Charter in 1513, this time being very intense in urban requalifications.