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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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  • At the historical "Baixa Pombalina" and not far from "Praça do Comércio", you will find "Casa dos Bicos". This 16th century construction was inspired by the "Palazzo dei Diamanti", a palace in... 
    At the historical "Baixa Pombalina" and not far from "Praça do Comércio", you will find "Casa dos Bicos". This 16th century construction was inspired by the "Palazzo dei Diamanti", a palace in...  more »
  • 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. 
    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.  more »
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  • Lovely little museum dedicated to a great portuguese author and only 3 euros. Also the ground floor is free and includes some cool roman artefacts and history
  • Ground floor archaeological site with Roman foundation and fish past making ruin. Free access most interesting. Tells you the Reno story of the building how it was rescued from earthquake and its onsite archaeological digs. Façade is unique. Their toilet access design is interesting as well. 2 floor is a paid exhibit a famous writer.

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