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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
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Recife, PE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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.

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Province of Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 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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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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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Alta Loma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The building overlooks the plaza . There are many little stands set up in front of the Building. Food cooking dancing and drumming often happens here through out the day but starts to get very lively at night.

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Chapeco, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Jorge Amado and Zelia Gatai are some of the most famous brazilian writers. Zelia was also a photographer, so she did a wonderful job registering her husband writer. The museum is at pelourinho cause they lived in a house in that street. Go with som time. It has a coffee shop at it. Enjoy the photos, see the books. Get... More 

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africanmatrix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Located in Largo do Pelorinho in the historic district of Pelorinho Bahian writer Museum dedicated to the works of Jorge Amado Books, films, houses a small cafe

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Unfortunately it was closed for visit when i was in Salvador, but this is a must in Salvador. this talks about the city's history of slaves import and sale.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you have read some of Jorge Amado's novels, this is a must see place to go to. A lot of explanations are in Portuguese but it is still a very fascinating place to visit to get to know more about this Brazilian writer.

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