Kate McCann visited Praia da Luz, Portugal, for the first time since police wrongly named her as a prime suspect in the case of her daughter's disappearance — and said she felt closer to Madeleine.
McCann, who was cleared of any suspicion last year, travelled back to the Portuguese town with her husband Gerry.
They made the visit after a court case they were planning to attend in the capital Lisbon yesterday was unexpectedly delayed.
Writing on the official Find Madeleine website, McCann said she had longed to return for two years for "personal and emotional reasons."
"We travelled to Praia da Luz yesterday afternoon. I have longed to come back here for two years for personal and emotional reasons.
"Early this morning we went to the lovely little church of Nossa Senhora da Luz. It was so quiet and peaceful — a real sanctuary.