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About Portugal:

Portugal is one of the most un-spoiled and picturesque countries in Europe, and has a rich Catholic history. Christianity was introduced to Portugal sometime in the third century, when the country was part of the Roman Empire. Tradition tells us of Verissimus, Maxima and Julia, known as the three martyrs of Lisbon, who were tortured and executed under the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian around 303 AD.


Catholic Shrines & Places of Interest in Portugal

Some of the many sites of interest to Catholics are shown below. Certainly Fatima is probably the most world-famous but there are many others that are worth a visit as well.

Braga: Our Lady of Sameiro & Bom Jesus do Monte

Coimbra:  Convent of St. Teresa (where Sister Lucia lived) & tomb of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal in Monastery of Santa Clara

Fatima: Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

Lisbon:   Birthplace of Saint Anthony of Padua;  Royal Basilica and Convent of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Madeira (Funchal): Popular cruise port

Porto:  Sanctuary of Alexandrina de Balasar, Beautiful churches and port wine!

Santarem: Eucharistic Miracle of Santarem

Tomar: Convent of Christ (built by the Knights Templar)

Traveling independently? We recommend that you try staying in a Pousada.

And recently, at least one cruise line has begun to offer river cruises in Portugal.

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