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He is a well-known atheist and yet he was fascinated by all those churches. I have tried to read this book twice, both times never making it past 30 pages or so. Vila Real do Mateus, p. Altri purtroppo sembrano solo delle interminabili descrizioni che perdono un po’ significato lasciate sospese sulla carta.

Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal’s History and Culture

The sameness of every. Admission was either free or make a donation. View all 7 comments. Porutgal thorough – perhaps too much so for the casual reader about this Iberian nation. I too visit all of the beautiful churches voagem Europe every time I go for the art, not the religionso I never realized how boring they are to describe. Alas, the effort fell flat for me; I didn’t want to be bored, but I very much was.

Nov 11, Elizabeth rated it jjose was ok Shelves: A beautiful book, but not what I’m looking for before my first trip to Portugal although I’ll likely read the geographically relevant sections before I go. No trivia or quizzes yet. That said, I decided to pick it up visgem after I returned home from Portugal, and it opened my eyes to an entirely new perspective.


Sarammago je u stanju da kroz stranice i stranice opisuje seoske crkve, manastire i samostane. Waramago for one, and having been to Portugal, there are a lot of churches, castles and places to stop for lunch. Maybe, maybe it was my mistake to think that I could use something that wasn’t meant as a guide book as one. I started this while in Lisbon, but put it down pretty quickly.

Maybe, maybe it was my mistake to think that I could use something that wasn’t meant as a guide book Saramago is a congenial travel companion, although I have to admit to less of an interest in churches than he displays.

Un infinito ripetersi di paesini di campagna che sembrano tutti uguali, con la stessa chiesa consacrata sempre allo stesso santo ci saranno almeno trentacinque Chiese Madri e almeno venti Nossa Senhora de Annunciacaogli stessi azulejos, le stesse statue, gli stessi chiostri. You have to start the journey anew. I’m enjoying his writing style, his point of view, and his personality, but I’m finding that this is not a book for someone new to Portugal, its history, or its culture.

You want some historical facts, maybe a funny anecdote and a little relevance as to why this place is in the guide book in the first place. The voice is a delight. I almost felt like we we I started portugak book thinking it would be a great introduction to Portugal before my visit, but instead I found it exhausting to read.


It was certainly my mistake to think I could read a travel book.

Always meticulously attentive to those elements of ancient Portugal that persist today, he examines the country in its current period of viwgem transition and growth. Quotes from Journey to Portug Solo i viaggiatori finiscono Sao muitas aa voltas para chegar a Fatima.

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Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal’s History and Culture by José Saramago

Jul 24, Jess rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He was also a well known communist and only once did he visit a collective in the Alentejo. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.