Fátima, Portugal

We left Nazaré yesterday to drive to Sintra. Since we had some time between checking out in Nazaré and being able to check in at Sintra, we decided to stop at Fátima. Fátima is a famous pilgrimage city, especially on May 13th of every year. The story goes that three young children were visited 6 times by the Virgin Mary on May 13, 1917 and the 13th of the next five months. They were told three things that would happen and it is believed that each of these items has happened. It was an interesting stop and I can imagine how full the square and all of the chapels would be full on the 13th.

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