Ruy Belo Writing Centre


Óbidos, as a Literary Village, has the mission of promoting national literature.

One of the projects being carried out by the Óbidos City Council is the Ruy Belo Literary Residence.

This partnership results from the fact that the heirs of Ruy Belo intend to promote his work, as well new projects and encourage the development of new literary initiatives within the scope of the Portuguese language and literature.

For this purpose, a house in the historic center is being reformulated into a literary residence that includes more than 2,000 books from Ruy Belo’s personal library. The house is in its final stage of remodeling and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2021.


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