Caminho de Fatima
Discover the Way to Fatima
The Caminho de Fatima is a pilgrimage route from Lisbon to the Shrine of Fatima. This 142km route takes you from the capital of Portugal, Lisbon through the Lezíria plains to Santarém. This section of the route is shared with the Camino Portuguese route to Santiago de Compostela. From Santarém the route splits from the Camino Portuguese to go to Fatima and from here you will be following exclusively the Blue Arrows that mark the Caminho de Fatima, passing through the Serra de Aire and Candeeiros Nature Park.
The Fatima Way originates from 1917 after the apparitions that occurred to three shepherd children at Fatima. Millions of pilgrims visit this shrine every year and to the Portuguese this is a scared place that many make yearly pilgrimages too. You can read more here about the Shrine of Fatima.