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Fundacao Jose Saramago

Closes in 18 min: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Closes in 18 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 10, Lisbon 1100-070, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

I didn't enter but found the facade of the house amazing. It is like small pyramids all over it. I understand the house refers to one of Portugal's most famous writers.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Greatly enjoyed the museum and the displayed Roman ruins from the city wall on the lower level. The display of all the books Jose Saramago wrote over his lifetime is jaw-dropping.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

I wish my literature class were as interactive as the exhibits in this museum. Although it is small, the museum covers Crucial moments in saramago's personal.life as well as his literature. When you visit the museum, you will get a discount voucher to visit Casa...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Jose Saramago won the Nobel Prize for Literature. His works, fiction and non, are timeless enquiries into the human condition as seen through the eyes of a man who grew up in a poor rural village, lived in Lisbon for years under a repressive dictatorship...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Judi09
Reviewed November 21, 2017

Free archeological expo on the first floor shows walls of ancient Lisbon and a little city history, and history of this famous building. Upstairs is a museum devoted to Saramago, Nobel Prize winner, important writer.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Beautiful and very unique building. Can only comment on this as we did not go inside. Very interesting architecture.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Visited only because of the reference to Jose Saramago, one of the great creative talents of the 20th century, and found a wonderful interior in a reconstructed renaissance exterior, with a free ground floor exhibit of exposed city walls and aspects of Portuguese history in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

The ground floor is free and explains the Roman ruins on the site. Upper floor there is a free, only worth it if you enjoy portugese literature or authors

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We didn't intend to come to this museum, we stumbled across it and went in because of how interesting the building was from the outside. It appears they had an art exhibition on but we only went to the free floor downstairs. The upper floors...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank gsam04
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Great collection of Saramago books, writing and diaries. A great single page English language overview, but it would have been great if more of the descriptions in the museum had translation. That said, it was a great insight into one of the titans of 20th...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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