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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  • It's exciting to visit the place of such a well-known writer. It is ideal to get out of the classic tourist and enjoy the Iberian culture
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  • Photos, excerpts from books, publication around the world... For those who like or are interested in José Saramago and his work the House of the nozzles/Fundação José Saramago is unmissable. In addition to the exhibitions there is a bookstore.
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