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The Sanctuary of Fátima , also known as Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima , is a group of Catholic religious buildings and structures in Cova da Iria, in the civil parish of Fátima, in the municipality of Ourém, in Portugal.

In addition to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary , the shrine consists of the Chapel of the Lausperene , a great oak tree near where the 1917 Marian Apparitions occurred, a monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Chapel of the Apparitions which contains the area where three children, Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, said they were first visited by the Virgin Mary. In addition, several other structures and monuments were built in the intervening years to commemorate the events.

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