- Fátima's Sanctuary - Apparitions of Nossa Senhora de Fátima
- The Wax Museum - Portrays the story of the 3 little shepherds
- Pia do Urso - Typical village on a rocky landscape
- Caves - Natural Beauty
The Sanctuary of Fátima located in Cova da Iria, is one of the most important in the world, since in 1917 the three shepherd children, Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia, claim they have witnessed six sightings of Nossa Senhora de Fátima, the first one on the 13th of May and the last in October.
Transmitting faith and hope to those who visit, the 13th of May continues to bring to this sanctuary thousands of pilgrims from around the world.
The Museum of apparitions is probably one of the most relevant places to visit, there you can watch the recreation of the religious sightings and listen to the dialogues of the little shepherd children.
THE WAX MUSEUM
Describing in 30 scenes of the apparition of Nossa Senhora de Fátima, the Wax Museum pictures very realistic religious figures and the most significant events in the history of Fátima.
Pia do Urso
This village is only a few kilometres from Fátima, the typical old houses are built in stone, offering visitors a wonderful and natural landscape, located on a massif limestone, the rocky formations are known as Pias, where an Iberian bear went to drink water, naming the village Pia do Urso.
Being a very rich water site the Portuguese troops often stopped to replenish and gathered chipped stones later used in the Battle of Aljubarrota.
THE MOEDA CAVES
Located two kilometres from Fátima, the caves different formations offer you great natural beauty.
They also have a Scientific and Environmental Interpretation Centre with scientific information in how a cave is formed where you can learn the importance of the limestone, fossils and minerals.
THE CAVES OF MIRA D'AIRE
The caves of Mira d'Aire were discovered in 1947, they are the largest in Portugal, situated 15 km from Fátima and with a length of 11km, they belong to the municipality of Porto de Mós, Leiria, a district in the heart of Portugal.
The surrounding area is varied offering various attractive aspects, before entering the caves, visitors can view a documentary in a 60 seat auditorium equipped with a multimedia system.
This authentic cathedral of nature with a strong educational component complements the visit, there you can observe the different rock collections, minerals, gems and fossils, entitled "Natural World Treasures".
Outside the caves there is also a great variety of fauna and flora, foxes, badgers, rabbits and bats, a hen house, a rabbit hutch, rabbits, pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigeons, pheasants, peacocks, quails and other species that all co-exist in a peaceful environment.
Where the pasture is abundant you can fondle goats, sheep, donkeys and hand-feed them with locally purchased ration.
There is also a sundial with an Equation of Time explanation, making it possible to read the summer time, the winter time and solar time.
A Windmill, fully recovered, where you see the human evolution in the transformation of cereals into flour.
A restaurant where you can taste various delicacies, function rooms, wine tasting and a wine shop, also As Casas da Gruta, an eleven accommodation unit (Bungalow style) and an aqua park called the Aquagruta.
The Mira D'Aire Caves are one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal.