Fundacao Jose Saramago, Lisbon

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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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  • I am a big Jose Saramago fan so the chance to see a museum about the famous writer was a must see. Even better was the house was not a far walk from the Commercial plaza (central waterfront area). The...  read more »
  • Despite the works surrounding it, it is nice, there you will find everything about José Saramago, although I carry a good scare to read that the ashes are deposited in front of the House, and everything is raised by the works in the Museum, which I was very well attended, explained me that they are under an oak that not be played
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  • Since he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998, I am a lover of the works of José Saramago. By accident we discovered the museum dedicated to him (you go first to the home of Fernando Pessoa then you pay only 1 euro). The museum is primarily a collection of books in all the languages of Saramago who on the walls. But in addition, there are interesting videos about his life and work. Worth it. After such a visit, you are even closer to the writer and would you like to read more of him.
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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.
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