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The Grand Holm Oak

It is one of the 413 trees in Portugal classified by the Directorate General of Forest Resources as of "public interest" because it is an icon of great symbolism and devotion. In 1917 this was the largest tree that could be seen in the Cova da Iria and owned by Lucia's parents. It is more than a hundred years old.
It was not on this Holm oak that Our Lady appeared to the three Little Shepherds, but it was beneath it that the seers recited the rosary while they waited for the apparition.

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