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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  • This is a place with a lot of information for fans! Books, personal and professional history, snippets of interviews, awards ... A wealth without end! Until the building, built on a historic site, is special. Recommend a visit!
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  • Coincidentally, walking through the old city, came across a House Dos. Knew nothing about it. Struck by the beauty of the facade, very peculiar. Mesmerizing, pass fail! Immediately wanted to know more about the building and the architect. Astounding that this * Vanguard * built in the 16th century!
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  • Foundation run by the widow of our I NOBEL PORTUGUESE LITERATURE, Pilar del Rio, which has collected over the years, the work of your husband, JOSÉ SARAMAGO, and now exposed in this secular CASA DOS BICOS; recently restored.
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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.