Renovation project - Fatima Portugal
As we are driving to Coimbra our next destination, we decide to stop off for some lunch, we have no idea what is in the area so press points of interest on the sat nav and Fatima comes up, we decide to go and see what it is.
Oh my, what a shock, this was not what we expected at all, there is an amazing basilica, if you want to read about the history click on this link. Sacred Destinations Portugal
The basilica gleams, it is so white and reasonably new, we go into to have a look around expecting there to be a large entrance fee, there is no fee anywhere.
A mass is happening as we walk around and you can see people kneeling and walking the route on their knees.
There is such a feeling of calm all around the place, it is just so stunning.
There is the option to light a candle and yet again there are no major fees to pay, you can buy a candle (a little stall near to where you light them) and the prices start at 50 cents.
There are a number of restaurants and cafes in the small town area, so we choose one for lunch eat, relax for a while and set back of on our journey.
If you are travelling big distances, it is always worth just checking your sat nav to see if there is anything nearby.