Portugal

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Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima
The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima is one of most famous Marian shrines in the world. Some 4 million people visit each year, drawn by visions of the Virgin Mary reported by shepherd children in 1917.
Batalha Monastery
King Joao I founded this Dominican monastery after winning a major battle. The splendid edifice was constructed over two centuries in the Gothic and Manueline styles.
Convento de Cristo
A World Heritage Site, this fortified monastery offers some fascinating Templar history and the astounding stone carvings characteristic of Manueline architecture.
Braga Cathedral
This 12th-century cathedral is the most important monument in Braga and is intimately tied to the long history of Christianity in the city.
Almendres Menhir
This single standing stone is 3 meters high and astronomically aligned with the nearby Almendres Cromlech.
São João Baptista
This attractive 15th-century church is worth a quick look for its fine Manueline architecture.
Coa Valley Rock Art
Discovered in the 1990s, this is one of the most important collections of prehistoric rock art in the world. It has been designated a World Heritage Site.
São Vicente de Fora
Now the Royal Pantheon for the Portuguese monarchy, this church was originally part of a 12th-century convent. The current building dates from 1582-1627.