Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is making it easier for thousands of worshippers to attend the centenary of the country’s most famous Christian pilgrimage, at Fatima on May 12th-13th, with a specially-priced package.
The annual pilgrimage – in the presence of His Holiness Pope Francis this year to mark the centenrary - stems from an event in 1917 when three children witnessed a miraculous vision of the Virgin Mary in their town. There were further apparitions the same year. It is now one of the most important religious shrines in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Fatima lies just one hour north of Lisbon and the celebrations include a torch-light evening procession on May 12th. The following day a statue of the Virgin Mary is carried from the high altar to the Chapel of the Apparitions. There is a second pilgrimage held in October.
Corinthia Hotel Lisbon’s package is valid on stays between May 13th - 20th and is bookable from February 20th. The cost is from 175 Euros per room, per night.