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 Fundacao Jose Saramago and beyond, use our Lisbon trip itinerary builder tool to get the most from your Lisbon vacation.
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  • Beautiful building in front of the throw from Plaza Tagk Comércio. Entry 2.50 euro to enter this beautiful Palace that hosts the Foundation. Books, writings, films, photographs, the firm where he worked, take us back to his world that is ours.
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  • The beak resembles the wall as the name implies. Has been published in small but, looking at the ruins. Not so much fun.
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  • Start by looking at the colour of the façades in Bacalhoreiros Street. The collection is interesting and the exposure is not too large. There is a gift shop where you can buy good souvenirs. The building is the Casa dos Bicos.
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