Marian Shrines

Explore Europe focusing on the religious areas and buildings dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Visit the Marian Shrines in Portugal,  Spain and France. These shrines were built throughout the history of the Catholic Church and show how the story of Mary developed through time.

Highlights of a tour of the Marian Shrines of Europe

  • Travel along the Basque coast to arrive in Lourdes to visit the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858.
  • In Zragoza, Spain visit the Basilica Cathedral of our Lady of the Pillar.
  • In Fatima Portugal  visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima and the Chapel of Apparitions.
  • In Italy tour the first Marian churches in Rome including Santa Maria in Trastevere, Santa Maria Antiqua and Santa Maria Maggiore