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Fundacao Jose Saramago

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Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 10, Lisbon 1100-070, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
+351 21 880 2040
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

As a fan of Mr. Jose Saramago, I am super biased and he was actually the one who made me want to go to Lisbon (I live in HK and Lisbon is so so far away) This is a museum that brought me a step...More

5  Thank siu_sim
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 October 2014

The building itself is really cool as are the roman ruins on the main level. However the main purpose of this house is to commemorate a famous Portuguese author who I have never heard of and really had no interest in learning about... See it...More

2  Thank jehenson81
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Reviewed 28 September 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.

Thank RickB595
Reviewed 7 July 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

Thank Danilo R
Reviewed 3 April 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

Thank Judi09
Reviewed 21 November 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.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 22 October 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

1  Thank joembor
Reviewed 7 September 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

Thank Robyn H
Reviewed 19 August 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

Thank gsam04
Reviewed 18 August 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

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Our visit was only the first floor archeological site which is free and very educational and interesting.

Thank seafare74
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