A journey into literature. Lose yourself and connect to the magical world of Saramago’s words.
Compared to all of the other cultural destinations we visited I was underwhelmed and slightly disappointed with this. There's very limited content for the non Portuguese speaking traveller - a lot of the artefacts have no English translations and there were just 5-6 English titles available to purchase in the bookshop which felt like a big opportunity missed for the foundation to exhibit one of their most celebrated national icons to an international audience.
A house with history, with free access to the ground floor
The ground floor, which is free to enter, is completely dedicated to an archaeological site, which is a must see in this corner of Lisbon. The upper floors are a paid area dedicated to a Portuguese writer and perhaps of lesser interest to most tourists. Take care to note the slight exterior differences between the newer top two floors and the older bottom two floors.
The building itselffwith it's very special and intriguing facade makes this small museum worth a visit. And the beauty of the buildings right next to it really adds to the experience