Fundacao Jose Saramago, Lisbon

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Dedicated to one of Portugal's most celebrated authors, Fundacao Jose Saramago aims to educate the public about human rights and promote culture on a local and international level. Saramago, who made his name writing darkly humorous novels, established the foundation after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature. Constructed in the 16th century for the former viceroy to India, the foundation's building features a distinctive facade and windows. After exploring the permanent exhibit, drop by the on-site bookstore to pick up one of Saramago's books. In front of the building, notice the olive tree transplanted to this spot from the writer's hometown of Azinhaga. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Lisbon holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fundacao Jose Saramago and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The facade of the building is very beautiful, something interesting showing the old house inside. As for the work of Saramago, I was wrong. Got books exposed on the walls, a few personal objects and multimedia. The author deserved more careful in your Museum, your home environments, for example, more objects exposed ...
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  • for those who are fond of the work of José Saramago (Nobel Prize) this is place to meet your work
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  • the Foundation of the Portuguese writer José Saramago, distributed on 4 floors. Absolutely worth seeing in the unique building of Casa Biccos.
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  • Great. And even if not that interested into literature, the building AKA 'Casa dos Bicos' will do, because of its history, with impressive remains of the Roman period and a tasteful addition of 21st century architecture. The ashes of José Saramago were placed near an olive tree, in front of this mansion. Main level can be visited for free. For the upper levels, it's 3€.
  • Amei! Para quem o conhece e gosta de seus livros, vale a pena visitar.