The José Saramago Foundation was born because a few men and women from different countries decided one day that they could not leave on the shoulders of a single man, the writer José Saramago, the baggage that he had accumulated over so many years, the thoughts thought and lived, the words that each day strive to leave the pages of books to install themselves in personal universes and be compasses for so many, the civic and political action of someone who, being of letters and without ceasing to be, transcended the literary sphere to become a moral reference throughout the world. Therefore, so that José Saramago could continue to be the same, we knew that we had an ethical obligation to create the José Saramago Foundation and thus, giving shelter to man, increasing the writer’s time, also being his home, the place where ideas are maintained, critical thinking is perfected, beauty expands, rigor and harmony coexist.
EVENT: Lisbon’s 4000 Steps Circuit DATE OF ACHIEVEMENT: JULY 10, 2022 DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT: In this event, we will take advantage of the morning to take a walk that will take us through several staircases totaling 4000 steps at the end, in a true roller coaster exercise, which will take us through places of undeniable interest such as viewpoints, squares, stairs, patios, some of them real treasures of our city The walk will also go through typical neighborhoods such as Alfama, Bica. Mouraria and Bairro Alto. From Arco do Evaristo to Escadinhas do Quebra Costas will be another great adventure! We will naturally take advantage of small visits and some cultural notes about these passing places, along 14 km. Come from there and get to know more about the city of Lisbon. Casa dos Bicos The Casa dos Bicos was built, probably from 1522, by order of Brás de Albuquerque (1500-1580), son of the governor of India Afonso de Albuquerque (1453-1515), according to a project attributed to the architect Francisco de Arruda. Although it has been extensively transformed, it is the most important Lisbon residence from the Renaissance period, which combines a diamond façade, similar to other civil constructions […]
EVENT: Circuit of the 11 Viewpoints of Lisbon DATE OF ACHIEVEMENT: JULY 17, 2022 DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT: In this event, we will take the day to go on a walk that, over about 11 kms, will take us to 11 of the most emblematic viewpoints in the city of Lisbon, this time revealing some of the best panoramic views over the Tagus River and the easternmost part of the city. . We will walk through streets, alleys, stairs, and patios in search of each of these places, some true treasures that it is necessary to remember and rediscover! Come from there and get to know a lot more about the city of Lisbon. Some of the points of interest on the hike: Penha de França viewpoint Viewpoint of Nossa Senhora da Porziuncula Botto Machado Garden Viewpoint Sophia de Mello Breyner Viewpoint Portas do Sol viewpoint Santa Luzia viewpoint Senhora do Monte viewpoint Recolhimento Viewpoint Viewpoint of Monte Agudo Santo Estevao viewpoint Viewpoint of Chão do Loureiro etc., etc., etc. Monte Agudo viewpoint What a magnificent image… You can see Lisbon as far as the eye can see! Next to us is a map of the city painted on tiles […]