Grutas da moeda
The Coin Caves (Grutas da Moeda) are located in São Mamede, in the municipality of Batalha, only 2 km away from Fátima. They were discovered in 1971 by two hunters who were chasing a fox, which is said to have sought refuge in a cave found in the middle of the woods. Driven by curiosity, they decided to enter and while exploring its interior, they were struck by its natural beauty, with galleries full of numerous limestone formations.
The two men explored the site during many months, making it possible for them to discover numerous galleries which would prove to be of scientific and touristic interest and which nowadays belong to the visitable area of the cave. Later on, a team of geologists and speleologists confirmed the Cave’s scientific importance and since then there has been a deep concern for the strict preservation of the cave and of the whole surrounding area.
Each of the rooms and galleries was given a name, which suggests different images: Lake of Happiness, Nativity Scene Room, Shepherd, Waterfall, Red Cupola, Maritime, Flawed Chapel, Red Dome and Fountain of Tears. The Cave’s visitable area is 350 metres long and 45 metres deep, below the point of entrance. The temperature is constant at around 18ºC all year long.
Take advantage of a 10% discount when you buy tickets at the Ribeiro Hotel.
See the campaign flyer here.