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Friends of the José Saramago Foundation

The “Amiga / Amigo de José Saramago” Card allows you to enjoy several advantages, to feel closer to the José Saramago Foundation, to the literary and human universe of its founder, and in a symbolic and metaphorical sense to walk with José Saramago.

WALKING WITH JOSÉ SARAMAGO

Be a Friend / Friend of the José Saramago Foundation and enjoy several advantages.

  • Permanent entry into the José Saramago Foundation, except for events included in the regular schedule and with their own ticket.
  • 10% discount in Lisbon, Azinhaga and Lanzarote stores.
  • Offer of a group visit at each renewal.
  • Advantages in museums, theaters and other associated centers of the FJS.
  • The subscription to the “Amiga / Amigo de José Saramago” Card has a value of € 20 and is valid for 2 years, which can be renewed afterwards by indication of Amiga / Amigo.

The José Saramago Foundation has as funding sources the copyright of José Saramago's work, the partners, the entrance fees and those of the stores, without receiving any public funding. This is a possibility for our friends to be partners in this project through the creation of José Saramago's Group of Friends.

ASSOCIATED SPACES

See the advantages in museums, theaters and other associated centers of FJS, constantly updated.
These benefits imply the presentation of the respective identification of “Friend / Friend of José Saramago”, as well as, and if applicable, of a member or partner of the partner institutions.

NATIONAL CENTER OF CULTURE

The “Friends of José Saramago” have access to the activities of the National Culture Center under the same conditions and advantages as the members of the CNC, with exemption from jewelry, subject to limited spaces.
CNC members benefit, under this partnership, from a discount of 20% discount on tickets Normal ticket, Family ticket, Student ticket, Entries for non-school groups (with or without appointment) from Fundação José Saramago and 10% discount in our bookstore-stores in Lisbon and Azinhaga.

«Created in 1945 as a“ club of intellectuals ”for the debate of ideas», in 2004, José Saramago joined the Arts Council as an Honorary Member, and counted on his participation in several CNC activities.
On the other hand, since 2013, FJS has been a partner of the Festival Disquiet, an initiative to which the CNC has joined and whose «main objectives are to deepen the knowledge among North American and Portuguese-speaking writers and to disseminate the work of these artists in addition to their own usual borders. »

FUNDACIÓN CÉSAR MANRIQUE

The “Friends of José Saramago” have free entry to the César Manrique Foundation, in Lanzarote.
Created by himself in 1983, it opens its doors in 1992 in the town of Tahíche, in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, and its main pillars are the legacy and work of César Manrique, plastic arts, the environment and cultural reflection.
Dele Saramago said, in an interview with La Provincia, Las Palmas [03.02.2007]: «If you lose the spirit of César Manrique, this island [Lanzarote] will end. Nobody loved this island as much as he did. »
Place of constant visit either with friends, or to participate in literary and cultural initiatives, José Saramago would become, in July 1994, Patron of Honor of FCM. In 2007, the foundation's headquarters in Tahíche with an exhibition center in Arrecife would also host the exhibition “The consistency of dreams”, curated by Fernando Gómez Aguilera, director of FCM and curator of FJS.
The César Manrique Foundation, one of the most visited places in Lanzarote, deserves your visit for its spirit and ideals.

ORIENT FOUNDATION

“Friends of José Saramago” benefit from a 10% discount on entrance tickets to the Oriente Museum and a 20% discount on tickets for shows held in the Auditorium.
They also add specific benefits for group visits by “Friends of José Saramago”. Thus, with a minimum of 20 “Friends”, it is now possible to visit the Museu do Oriente under the following conditions:

  • Visitors between 6 and 12 years old: 1 €
  • Visitors between 13 and 65 years: 3 €
  • Visitors over 65: 2 €
  • 10% discount at the cafeteria and / or at the Museum Restaurant
  • 20 discount on adult workshops, and tickets to shows held at the Auditorium.
  • These visits require prior appointment: 5 days in advance for visits to be made from Tuesday to Saturday, and 10 days for visits to Sunday, and must be made through the following contacts: 213 585 299; 213 585 216; servico.educativo@foriente.pt.

The members of the Grupo de Amigos do Museu Oriente benefit, under this partnership, a discount of 20% on FJS tickets (applied to the standard ticket, family ticket, student ticket, non-school groups with or without an appointment) and a discount of 10% in our bookstore-stores in Lisbon and Azinhaga.
These benefits are extended to employees of both institutions.
«A bridge between remote cultures» begins the presentation of the Museu do Oriente, on the institution's page, which is very much in line with José Saramago's thought that said «We are the other of the other.»

LISBON STORY CENTER

“Friends of José Saramago” benefit from a 10% discount at the entrance to the Lisboa Story Center on Individual Access Tickets (ie: Adults, Seniors | Student | Youth Card, and Children).
Holders of the Lisboa Story Center entrance ticket (valid for 10 days), have a discount of 20% on tickets Normal ticket, Family ticket, Student ticket, Entries for non-school groups (with or without appointment) from Fundação José Saramago, as well as a 10% discount in our bookstore-stores in Lisbon and Azinhaga.

Lisboa Story Center is an «interactive equipment that tells us, from the past to the present, the main events in the city. Built on the hills bathed by the Tagus, and with its eyes set on the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is a fascinating mosaic of memories, stories and influences that still mark the urban landscape of this unique city today. »
From Lisbon, José Saramago said in his “words for a city”, text first published in 1999, in Political Sheets 1976-1998:

«But the spirit of Lisbon survives, and it is the spirit that makes cities eternal. Raptured by that crazy love and that divine enthusiasm that live in the poets, Camões wrote one day, speaking of Lisbon: “… a city that easily is a princess”. Let us forgive him for the exaggeration. It is enough that Lisbon is simply what it should be: cultured, modern, clean, organized - without losing anything of its soul. And if all these goodnesses end up making her a queen, so be it. In the republic that we are, queens like this will always be welcome. »

NATIONAL PALACE OF MAFRA

The “Friends of José Saramago” benefit from the same advantages in the National Palace of Mafra as the members of the Groups of Friends of Monuments, Museums, Palaces, Castles and Sites.
Members of the Groups of Friends of Monuments, Museums, Palaces, Castles and Sites benefit, under this partnership, from a discount of 20% on FJS tickets (applied to the standard ticket, family ticket, student ticket, non-school groups with or unmarked). These benefits are extended to employees of the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage.

«Once upon a time there was a king who made promises to build a convent in Mafra… Once upon a time there were people who built this convent… Once upon a time there was a one-armed soldier and a woman who had powers… Once upon a time there was a priest who wanted to fly and died madly . »
Thus it appears on the back cover of Memorial do Convento, a novel by José Saramago published in 1982.

HOW TO JOIN

By filling in the form to be made available at the Foundation, with the bank transfer to the José Saramago Foundation account:

  • NIB: 0010 0000 38687840001 04
  • IBAN: PT50 0010 0000 3868 7840 0010 4
  • SWIFT/BIC: BBPIPTPL

To validate your membership, after making the transfer you must contact us to the address amigos@josesaramago.org or by post, to the address Casa dos Bicos, Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 10 - 1100-135 Lisbon, indicating your personal data and proof of transfer:

  • Name
  • address
  • E-mail address