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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  • We only went to verl its façade full of tips, which is its characteristic, very interesting, popularly known as the House dos Bicos.
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  • The House of the beaks is the headquarters of the Foundation and is a museum that brings a wide collection of the great writer José Saramago. It has several photos, videos and memories of the writer's life and production. Note the tree that is in front of the site. The Foundation has partnered with the Fernando Pessoa House, provides a discount at the entrance. Opening Hours-2nd to Saturday from 10 to 18
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