Ferreira de Castro Museum
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The Ferreira de Castro museum opened in June 1982, although easy to miss, it's worth a visit as it's an interesting insight into the life and works of one of Portugal's most famous authors. Born in 1898 in Oliveira de Azeméis, near Porto, José Maria Ferreira de Castro (1898-1974) was most noted for his book A Selva (The Forest) took inspiration from his adventures working on a rubber plantation in Brazil.


Ferreira de Castro Museum

After returning to Portugal in 1919 he worked as a journalist and was an avid opponent of Salazar's authoritarian Estado Novo regime. Ferreira de Castro documented his travels around the world in his book A Volta ao Mundo on the outset of World War II. Before his death in Porto he proclaimed his wish to be interned in Sintra and donated his large collection of private artefacts, books, literary works to the town.

Across two floors the exhibit chronicles his life and works in chronological order across three separate themes:
•  His childhood and his up bring in Oliveira de Azeméis.
•  His life in Brazil and the influences from the rain forest and Belém.
•  His return to Portugal and his life as a journalist, and finally his later years and his global successes.

Monday – Tuesday: 10h00 – 18h00, Weekends: 12h00 – 18h00, (last entry 17h00). Monday: CLOSED

Getting There
The Ferreira de Castro Museum is a ten minute stroll from the old town centre on the road which leads to Quinta da Regaleira and through a gateway on the right-hand side just before the Lawrences Hotel.

Take the IC19 from Lisbon, IC30 from Mafra or EN9 turning off the A5 motorway to Cascais

The Scotturb buses #434 & #435 leaves from Sintra Train station and takes you to the Old Town Sintra.

Contact Details
34 Rua Consigleri Pedroso, 2710 - 550, Sintra, Portugal. | 39° 02' 14.3" N | 09° 11' 53.8" W
+351 219 238 828 | museu.fcastro@cm-Sintra.pt

Ferreira de Castro Museum