Casa Fernando Pessoa
Casa Fernando Pessoa
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Casa Fernando Pessoa is the house that was inhabited by the writer during the last 15 years of his life. It has an exhibition on three floors about the poet's life and work and a library specialized in world poetry. It is a place of literature that crosses memory, literary creation, and reading. It is located in Lisbon, in the Campo de Ourique neighborhood.
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,575 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
At Lisbon's trendy "Campo de Ourique" quarter and not far from its famous "Mercado de Campo de Ourique", stands "Casa Fernando Pessoa". It is a small museum honoring one of the most important poets of Portugal and of the Portuguese language, Fernando Pessoa. He lived his last 15 years with his family at this very building. As far as possible, the Museum tries to re-create the original atmosphere - his room, his typewriter, his books ... Visiting "Casa Fernando Pessoa" may be a very touching experience for all those that have learned to love his poems and books. As a Brazilian, Fernando Pessoa is part of my student fond memories ... Just at the back of the Museum, "Flagrante Delitro" can be a nice option for lunch, a glass of wine or simply for a warm expresso coffee. A perfect combination: "Casa Fernando Pessoa" + "Flagrante Delitro"! Enjoy!
Written March 28, 2020
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MantelDK
Brabrand, Denmark61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Solo
As Fernando Pessoa was one of Portugals finest poets, and now recognized world-wide, a visit to the impressive and surprisingly huge collection of Pessoas personal belongings, paintings etc, and a huge library with very rare books and manuscripts, is simply a must for anyone with interest not only in literature, but also in Lisbon in the early part of 20th century.
Written September 17, 2012
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brightie
Bucharest, Romania33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
You cannot be there if you don't know the author. Why would you? Casa Pessoa is ahead of everything else a cultural centre that hosts education projects, small live concerts etc. Is meant, as I am sure Pessoa would have asked, to stimulate the brain and encourage youth to study.

I met one of the most well prepared guides of the world. He shared a lot about Pessoa's life and work and was very passionate about it. (The type with a spark in the eye) I learned, as I planned to, that Pessoa was a lonesome litterate who valued writing and reading above anything else in life, so much that he refused to marry his darling, Ofelia, claiming that would detour him from his destiny. I do not agree with his approach, even though I cannot help admiring such devotion. Also, being an active critic of Salazar, he was unable to get a steady well-paid job with the government. He had good revenues though as a freelance translator.
Written August 28, 2013
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Altug71
Rome, Italy1,864 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
It’s a cute and too small museum. 8 euro for a family ticket is too expensive comparing many other museum in Lisbona. There is so little to see that we were surprised. There is a nice library that you can enter for free and there is a cafe at the back which looks nice. The price she not be more that 1 euro for entrance. I was disappointed.
Written January 5, 2018
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fanoffrance
Loeten, Norway507 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
There was practically nothing to see here except the database screens and a library--fine for a rainy day if you're a Lisbon resident and Pessoa enthusiast, but certainly not worth a visit for ordinary tourists. Pessoa's bedroom with his furniture and storage chest was interesting, but it took about one minute to look at--a photo would do just as well.
Written March 12, 2018
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tunai
Colorado169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
You will sooner or later pass Pessoa's statue near Praca de Camoes in downtown Lisbon. It's in front of a café he frequented. And if you visit the cloisters in the monastery at Belem, you will come across his grave. He's Portugal's greatest 20th century poet, celebrated all over the world. If you are familiar with his poetry, you should visit this house which was his final home until his death in 1935. Take the metro to Rato, then either walk or take a taxi. I was back after ten years and missed Pessoa's collection of English language books which is now kept in special storage. However, many of his personal effects remain on display, including the chest of drawers on which he wrote some of his finest work. The librarian went out of his way to show me various translations of his poetry and we chatted about whether Pessoa is still in living memory. He said one of the previous occupants of the house, who was a young girl at the time, is still alive! The only thing I don't like about this museum is its multimedia transformation of Pessoa into a sort of performing monkey. In real life, he was shy and reclusive whereas the museum's various displays present him as a maverick, defined by his strange antics.
Written July 6, 2017
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Alice 45
79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
I love fernando pessoa as a writer and i was very excited to go and see this place..
The building is the original where the writer use to live but the only thing they keept the same is the bedroom with the original furniture and aime personal objects all the rest was modified..thers nothing extremely interesting inside...theres some nice paintings including the one from almada negreiros...thers an auditorium where sometimes they present books, and showcases, a library, the room where he use to live, and on the top floor thers a interactive room with some extra info and games..in the end is nothing extraordinary if youre not deeply into his work..but the place is well kept,it looks new, and the staff give you a brief descripton of the house so you can enjoy.
Thers a shop on the ground floir where you can get some nice souvenirs and books.
Written September 20, 2015
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LeonardoC
Brasilia, DF144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
You can combine a visit to Fernando Pessoa House, the tran 28 ride and a visit to Basilica da Estrela. The tran can take you to the Basilica. From there, is just 3 blocks to the writer´s house.
Admission in free. The house holds information, books, memorabilia and personal items from the Portuguese famous writer.
The best part for me is the library. You can spend hours there browsing books. Free wireless internet access is a plus. From there, my wife and i return to Baixa/Chiado by foot. Is a 3 km walk,with climbs but was well worth the trip.
Written January 4, 2013
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Babis1983
Chania Town, Greece24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
We had a quick stop at Pessoa's museum, and we pretty much enjoyed it. Nice multimedia content on the top floor, nice gift shop and big library at the ground floor, very nice service from the staff but not much to see.
Written October 29, 2016
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Bobbye T
Guadalajara, Mexico1,431 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
I like to immerse myself in local culture wherever I visit. I'd never heard of Fernando Pessoa until I saw his statue outside of the Brasiliria Cafe so I set about to find out who he was. He's one of Portugal's most famous and favorite poets. The museum was clean and well maintained and easy to navigate. A guide or volunteer, was very helpful in giving me information on the poet and pointing out rooms I would be interested in. The gift shop has his books in English. A welcoming garden and cafe in the back made my visit complete.
Written August 26, 2016
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