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Casa Fernando Pessoa Tours

Casa Fernando Pessoa
Casa Fernando Pessoa is dedicated to the life of one of Portugal’s most prolific writers. Fernando Pessoa called this apartment in Lisbon’s Campo de Ourique neighborhood home for the last 15 years of his life. Today it is now filled with his personal possessions including his writing desk, handwritten letters, paintings, and tapestries.

The Basics
Casa Fernando Pessoa provides an intimate look at this great 20th-century writer and subjects related to him. You can learn more about Pessoa, and his many heteronyms, as you tour both the public and private libraries. The house’s cultural center also hosts a number of workshops, lectures, poetry recitals, and temporary art exhibits.

The museum is generally a part of some of Lisbon’s off-the-beaten-track tours for those who want to delve deep into Portuguese history and culture.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Casa Fernando Pessoa is a must-visit for literature lovers and those interested in lesser-known activities in Lisbon.
  • Visitors tend to spend about two hours exploring the house before heading to Lisbon’s other western neighborhoods or back to the city center.
  • Flagrante Delitro, a restaurant serving Portuguese fare, is located in the museum’s glass extension.
  • The house is accessible to wheelchair users. There is an entrance ramp on the left side of the building.
  • Those who are hearing or visually impaired can enjoy the museum with audio descriptions, videos with Portuguese Sign Language, and braille.

How to Get There
Casa Fernando Pessoa is located in Lisbon’s Campo de Ourique neighborhood, in the north of the city. Take the yellow metro line to the Rato station, about a 15-minute walk away. Alternatively, take tram 25 or 28, or city bus 720 or 738, to the museum.

When to Get There

The house museum is still an unknown treasure in Lisbon and does not see too many visitors; most arrive in the morning. Guided tours are available in English at 11:30am on Monday, Friday, and Saturday for a small fee.

Fernando Pessoa’s Heteronyms

Fernando Pessoa led a very interesting life during his 47-year existence. He took on many jobs throughout his lifetime, which led him to write under a number of pseudonyms. However, Pessoa called these names heteronyms rather than pseudonyms because he felt the latter term did not capture the independent and intellectual life of each name. Over the course of his life, he wrote—mostly in Portuguese but in English and French as well—under approximately 75 names.
Address: Rua Coelho da Rocha 16, Lisbon, Beiras, Portugal
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Market, Food & Culture Walking Tour With Tastings (for small groups)

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Take a tour along the Tram 28 line in Lisbon to discover the hidden gems of the city and its delicious food. Immerse yourself in the culture as you learn about the history, architecture, and food from your informative guide. Visit local markets, cafes, restaurants and bakeries to sample 10 food tastings and five drinks during this 3-hour tour.
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Withlocals Lisbon Off the Beaten Track Safe & PRIVATE Tour with a Local Expert

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Lisbon is renowned for its magnificent architecture and rich cultural heritage, but most visitors don’t venture beyond the historic center. This private 3-hour tour takes you off the beaten track into Lisbon’s vibrant neighborhoods and markets, stopping to admire landmarks such as the Basilica de Estrela and Casa Fernando Pessoa; shop for unique souvenirs at the LX Factory; and drink Portuguese coffee and snack on a sweet pastry with the locals.
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Campo de Ourique - Lisbon Coolest Quarter

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Private Lisbon Like a Local Family Friendly Tour

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This is a great choice for families with children visiting Lisbon. No need to worry about kids getting bored at historic sights, as the guides comes prepared with child-friendly quizzes and games. Cover lots of ground, travel by tram, and see multiple attractions, including Basilica da Estrela, Mercado de Campo de Ourique (a gourmet food market), Jardim da Estrela, and LX Factory. A perk of the tour is that a coffee and a sweet pastry are included.
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Lisbon's Foodie Secrets & Tastings Private Tour

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Discover the flavors of Lisbon as you explore one of its more local neighborhoods during this private food tour. Head to the Campo de Ourique and Lapa districts for a walk to discover hole-in-the-wall places, local hangouts, cool bars, and even a park. Sample treats such as the famous pastel de nata, codfish, croquettes, refreshing drinks and more with your private guide and group.
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Experience daily Lisbon life while visiting and eating your way through the Campo de Ourique neighborhood, in a morning of cultural immersion that will feed your curiosity and stomach! • You'll visit 7 unique local places like a food market, bakery, and restaurants while tasting more than 10 delicious and creative foods • 6 local drinks, including wines and craft beer, are included • Explore and sample food in the trendy neighborhood of Campo de Ourique, where the famous Tram 28 finishes its route • Communal food walk for 2 to 12 people About your host, Filipa: "I was born and raised in Lisbon and I’m a natural foodie! In love with food and Lisbon, I decided to create Taste of Lisboa Food Tours to show you the real Lisbon. During your walk, you’ll find me or one of my friends Madalena, Ana or Miguel."
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