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Sanctuary of Fatima

 

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, built on the site of the supposed appearance of the Virgin Mary before three shepherd children in 1917.  The foundation stone was laid in 1924 and the building was completed in 1954 in a style described as neo-baroque. Up to a million pilgrims gather here on 13 May and 13 October.

 

Sanctuary of Fatima

 

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, built on the site of the supposed appearance of the Virgin Mary before three shepherd children in 1917.  The foundation stone was laid in 1924 and the building was completed in 1954 in a style described as neo-baroque. Up to a million pilgrims gather here on 13 May and 13 October.

 

comments (12)

C'est magnifique et très grand.
Tom Wilson: It certainly is, Martine!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Nov 2016, 02:00
Not too shabby...for a "supposed" appearance...Tom!
Tom Wilson: It's amazing what can be believed!
This is very impressive, Tom, you captured it well.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Frank - you can read all about it in Wikipedia smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Nov 2016, 06:23
Quite a nice piece of architecture Tom. I shall have to read the story behind it
Tom Wilson: As usual, Wikipedia provides plenty of information!
So impressive and beautyful Tom!
Tom Wilson: It is certainly a very handsome building, but, as we shall see, proved too small for the crowds that gather here. During my visit there was a trip in from India!
I love this composition Tom, it works very well.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chad.
I grew up knowing this story.
Tom Wilson: I guess it is a well known one.
It is certainly a magnificent building, I seem to recall seeing a programme or reading about this visitation.
Tom Wilson: Yes, I'm sure it will have been on TV at some time or other - it's an often-told tale.
Vast...
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Nov 2016, 09:17
Yes, I remember this Sanctuary of Fatima, and I remember pilgrims who climbed up on their knees the steps. A very good image!
a million you say! some impressive proportions to this sanctuary, Tom.
this is a magnificent cathedral that you framed so well Tom... everything looks so bright... i can imagine a million pilgrims gathered in the courtyard....petersmile

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