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“Educational and interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Jose Saramago

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Casa Jose Saramago
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Educational and interesting”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Casa Jose Saramago is almost a must for a Portuguese visiting Lanzarote. I took my son with an educational purpose as he will have to study Saramago at Secondary School in Portugal. I must say I did not know what to expect as sometimes it is difficult to get my son interested in these kind of visits. So I was pleasantly surprised with the way the visit interested him. We were given an audio guide to listen to information about the rooms in the house. We were also accompanied by a guide who made the visit more interesting as he was telling us stories not only about Saramago, the writer, but also about Saramago, the man, a man so in love with his wife that he decided to stop all the clocks in his house at 4:00 pm, the time he met his wife for the first time.
One of the stories we were told was that Saramago liked to invite his visitors for a Portuguese coffee in his kitchen and they incorporated this tradition in the visit, which made it more interesting than just to hear about it.
The last admission is at 1:30 pm because Saramago's wife is still living there.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Casa Jose Saramago is a wonderful place to visit - offering a very interesting glimpse into the life of this great writer. We were accompanied by a guide who was passionate about sharing information and answering our questions about Saramago (you are also given a handset to listen to in your own language). We knew little about the works of Saramago before we visited but came away with a definite interest in reading his books. We bought one of his books and a DVD - a brilliant documentary called 'Jose and Pilar' produced by Pedro Almodavar's company - that is little short of sensational. Can't recommend a visit here highly enough.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa Jose Saramago
Address: Calle Topes 2, 35572 Tias, Lanzarote, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Tias
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Tias
Also Known As:
Casa Jose Saramago Lanzarote/Tias

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