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Fundacao Jose Saramago

Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 10, Lisbon 1100-070, Portugal
+351 21 880 2040
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Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 10, Lisbon 1100-070, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
+351 21 880 2040
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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 21 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

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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 11 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Fans of Saramago will not be disappointed here. No, they will be spoilt silly! The building itself is on a special spot where there are Roman ruins from several different times, as well as other historical artefacts from portugal. The Saramago exhibition is fantastic with...More

Thank nuffadvicealready
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great collection of Saramago memorabilia plus really interesting selection of biographical documentaries on 4thfloor. The items in the shop were a bit expensive. All I could afford was a fridge magnet. Other than that, it's a must. Saramago was a great thinker and writer.

Thank bootty5
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We went, since I have read some of his writings translated into Spanish. My partner does not speak Spanish, and we do not know Portuguese. We were told everything "was translated". We paid and went upstairs to find out the translated material were the books,...More

Thank aakbba
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and,
of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music.
The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755
destroyed most of the city but the contiguous
neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained
standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent
Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the
Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of
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