At the historical "Baixa Pombalina" and not far from "Praça do Comércio", you will find "Casa dos Bicos". This 16th century construction was inspired by the "Palazzo dei Diamanti", a palace in Ferrara (Italy), and combines characteristics of the Renaissance style (the spikes on its façade) with Manueline windows and door frames. On its lower levels, a set of structures with ruins of Roman tanks (intended for salting and preserving fish), of the defensive "Fernandine Walls" built by King Dom Fernando I around the 14th century (and almost completely destroyed by Lisbon's 1755 earthquake) and of the old Moorish fence. Since 2012, "Casa dos Bicos" houses the "Fundação José Saramago", a museum with a permanent exhibition - "A semente e os frutos" - dedicated to honor the memory and the legacy of the brilliant writer and Nobel Prize Winner. Enjoy!