Day Trip from Lisbon: Explore Fatima, Nazare & Obidos
Discover the fascinating history and breathtaking beauty of central-west Portugal on a day trip from Lisbon, visiting sacred Fatima, impressive Batalha Monastery, picturesque Nazare, and enchanting Obidos, for an unforgettable experience you won't want to miss!
About this activity
- Operator: SURPRISENOW - ANIMAÇÃO TURÍSTICA LDA.
- Free cancellation (24 hours notice)
- Languages: English
- Duration: 9 hours
Discover the beauty and rich history of central-west Portugal on a fun and relaxed Fátima Nazaré and Óbidos small group day trip from Lisbon! Explore the town of Fatima, and admire its sanctuary and beautiful unique architecture.
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- Start point: Av. da Liberdade 9, 1250-149 Lisboa, Portugal | View in Google Maps
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- The tour will be only in English
- Cancel 24 hours before the start of the activity and you will get a full refund.
What will you do?
Sanctuary of Fatima
For one hour, we will stop and tour the Sanctuary of Fatima. Fatima is now one of Catholicism's most important shrines, with 6 million visitors each year. From May 13th, 1917 through October 13th, 1917, the Virgin Mary is reported to have appeared to three children, Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta, every month.
We'll visit the Batalha Monastery (just the church), which King Joo I constructed to honour the Virgin Mary for the Portuguese victory against the Spanish at the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is mostly Gothic, but there were significant Manueline improvements constructed in the 15th and 16th centuries. This is also the first pantheon of João I and his English bride, Philippa of Lancaster, to be built in Portugal.
Nazare is a fishing village with many lovely locations to stop and enjoy the beauty of the ocean (the town center is full of sea-food restaurants and bars). Nazare is also one of the most scenic coastal cities, with a cliff-backed beach that has become one of the most popular surfing spots in Portugal. Garrett McNamara, a professional American big wave surfer, surfed the world's largest wave (almost 24 meters; 79 ft) here in 2011. You should unwind here for a bit before heading to a typical local eatery for lunch.
Nazare (cliff-top area)
This is where Nazaré was formed. This is a cliff-top spot 110 meters (360 feet) above the ocean that is well-known for its breathtaking views. A tiny church was erected here after 1182 by a local lord, Dom Fuas Roupinho, to honor Virgine Mary for saving his life. A baroque church from the 17th century (Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Nazaré) is not far away.
Óbidos is a medieval town that was captured from the Muslims in 1148. Is a fortified city since that time, with cobblestone streets and flower-bedecked, whitewashed buildings. It was established at the top of a hill with a view of the ocean, but the bay progressively silted up. Is a landlocked town that has existed since the 15th century. However, Obidos has more than just medieval architecture; it also has vibrant festivals, bookstores, little museums, chocolate, and ginjinha (cherry-liqueur; 1 per person is included in the price). bidos has been redefining itself as a literary hub in recent years.