Fatima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourem, in the Portuguese Santarem District. It has been permanently associated with the Marian apparitions that occurred in Cova da Iria in 1917 and which were later recognized by the Catholic Church.The Sanctuary of Fatima, in Cova da Iria, is the principal focus of visitors. Annually pilgrims regularly fill the country roads leading to the shrine. Numbers can reach hundreds of the thousands on 13 May and 13 October, the significant dates of the apparitions in Fatima.
Fatima's major sports club is the Centro Desportivo de Fatima, currently in Portuguese football's second tier, the Liga Vitalis. Chapel of Casal Forte, Chapel of Lombo de Egua, Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, Church of Nossa Senhora do Livramento, Church of Santo Antonio, Sanctuary of Fatima, Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Ortiga, Parochial Building of Fatima, Via Sacra of Santo Estevao are the major religious architectures in Fatima.