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Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado

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Address: Largo do Pelourinho s/n | Proximo Ao Excelente Restaurante Escola Do Senac, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-280, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 71-3321-0122

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After many years of its creation, despite the abandonment of the Pelourinho from the local authority, this building resists degradation of the area. I hope they recover in time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 March 2016
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We went in out of curiosity as I'd read some of Amado's works in the past. It is a collection of letters and photos and tributes to his writings. It's well done. Oh, and there's a small café inside.

Thank SJAnita
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Not worth going inside. Case de Jorge Amado makes for a nice photo-op in front of it but the museum itself only has a bunch of posters of movie adaptations of Amado's books. If you really want to find out more about the famous author, his old house-turned-museum (Casa do Rio Vermelho) is a better option.

Thank Agata B
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

After many years of its creation, despite the abandonment of the Pelourinho from the local authority, this building resists degradation of the area. I hope they recover in time the salvation of the Pelourinho, it is coming back as over 20 years ago, dirty and without urban decor

Thank Lanie S
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

In this house ypu can revive the life of the best known brazilian writers located in the center of Pelourinho.

Thank AntonioAGSC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

I suppose this place reaches the hearts of portuguese and brasilians in a deeper way, as Jorge Amado was/is one of the greatest writers of last century, and a true son of Bahia. It was the 2nd time I visited the place and got moved just like the first time I visited this place. A well deserved tribute to one... More 

Thank Filipa A
Recife, PE
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

The museum I feel has more potential considering the importance of Jorge Amado. However not a lot of real interest. Still, is right in Pelourinho Square, and worth a 15-20 minute visit if you are there, but perhaps not worth making a special trip.

Thank RobbNYC
Province of Florence, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

very well situated on the Pelourinho square, this house had never been lived by J. Amado. There is a poor display of objects an books. It is worth only because of the nice views from its windows!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

I didn't go in, but my wife did. She loved it..., but I loved sitting at the door steps and do people watching..., and a band played outside for hours..., a beautiful church less than 60 meters away..., great spot to spend a couple of hours!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This big house at the top of Pelourinho offers a well documented and displayed view on the life and works of Jorge Amado, Brazil's foremost 20th c. writer and my favourite... If you don't know his work, you'll have the opportunity to buy novels -translated in English, French and other languages- in the well-supplied library on the ground and discover... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Even if you are not a fan of Amado or even know who he is, I recommend visiting this little museum. The price is about 5 reais but you can get a nice view of the street from the windows. Small but has interesting history about Amado.

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