Fátima is a city in Portugal famous for the religious visions that reportedly took place there in 1917.

Fátima is famous for the shrine called the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, built to commemorate the events of 1917 when three peasant children claimed to have seen the “Virgin of the Rosary”, Our Lady of Fatima. When the children asked for her name, she said “I am The Lady of The Rosary”. The children experienced the reported Marian apparitions in a pasture called the Cova da Iria. It has become one of the key centers for the Cult of the Virgin Mary in Portugal and has been recognised world-wide by the Catholic Church.

The most important celebrations are held on 13th May and 13th October. Furthermore, the 13th of every month between these two dates is also a day of devotion. For those interested in the historical context of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fátima, visits can be made to the houses of the shepherd witnesses in the village of Aljustrel.