Detail Museums and Galleries
A Casa Jose Saramago
José Saramago Home-Museum was opened on 18th March 2011. The tour starts with a visit through the writer´s house. A lightfull entrance hall with a César Manrique engraving, Portuguese artists works (David de Almeida, Rogéiro Ribeiro) and Spanish (Ildefonso Aguilar, Pepe Dámaso, Manolo Millares). In the study his humble pine desk, family photos and Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998 memories. The living room: relaxing and reading place; Santa Bárbara, Tapiès and Oscar Niemayer paintings. The bedroom where he died on 18th June 2010 shows a drawing by Rafael Alberti. The kitchen, a warm room overlooking a nice garden, is witness of numerous meetings (important names in contemporary culture, politicians and judges). In the library, built in 2006, the books are organized according to the different authors’ countries of origin and personal criteria; Saramago wrote here his last two novels “The journey of the elephant” and “Caín”. The conference room, with an etching by the Nobel Prize for Literature Gao Xingjian, is used by teachers, students and press meetings. At the end of the visit you can buy either souvenirs or José Saramago´s books in our Museum shop.
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