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.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Jose Saramago Lanzarote/Tias