Shrines of Europe
Association of European Shrine Cities

President: Luís Miguel Albuquerque (Mayor of Ourém-Fátima)

Vice-President: Krzystof Matyjasczyk (Mayor of Czestochowa)

Vice-President: Stephan Antwerpen (Mayor of Altötting)



For Information about the different member cities, the shrines and further activities you can contact each partner city:

Altötting:  touristinfo (at)

Czestochowa: mcit (at)

Einsiedeln: info (at)

Fatima: turismo (at) 

Loreto: segreteria.loreto (at)

Lourdes: [email protected]

Mariazell: office (at)

Contact the Shrines of Europe

The working group “Shrines of Europe“ was founded in 1996 and is uniting Europe´s principle Marian pilgrimage sites: Altötting, Czestochowa, Lourdes, Loreto and Fátima. A few years later the Austrian pilgrimage center Mariazell joined the group. The youngest member of the association is Einsiedeln, the most important place of pilgrimage in Veneration of the Virgin Mary in Switzerland (2017).

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