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Jorge Amado Museum

Address: Largo do Pelourinho 51, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026280, Brazil
Phone Number: 071-3321-0122
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Ranked #18 of 139 Attractions in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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London, United Kingdom
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821 reviews 821 reviews
487 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Jorge Amado museum is a wonderful blue building in the heart of the Peolurinho. The interior is simple and is relatively well kept. I recommend visiting this museum which is built in honour of the great author Jorge Amado.

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Niteroi, RJ
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165 reviews 165 reviews
109 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Jorge Amado was a great author with plenty of masterpieces. His museum is didactic but very simple. The foreign people who does not know him will leave with a wrong impression.

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Sao Carlos, SP
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Jorge Amado was one of the most famous Brazilian modern writers. His work has been translated in many languages and many of his novels were turn into movies. Fundacao J. Amado is a beautiful light blue building in the heart of the Pelourinho, the historical center of Salvador de Bahia. Inside the museum you have documents and panels about the... More 

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Mill Valley, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is a very interesting museum which is actually Brazilian writer Jorge Amado's former house right smack in the center of the Pelhourinho district. Don't see how he got any work done! It has many of his artifacts, his typewriter, etc., and histories of all his novels. Folks who haven't read Amado may not be very interested, but if you're... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Since you will be in the Pelourinho, is worth going to visit the home of one of the most renowned names in Brazilian literature.

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Faro, Portugal
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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Right at the top of Pelorinho, the Jorge Amado museum, even if you never heard of this great writer, commands a superb view of the historical centre. Inside you get to see a great display of the life and works of Amado with very interesting pieces that belonged to the writer and a chronological presentation of his every work. On... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The museum is lovely. There are a lot of employees that are bilingual, so it really helps when you want to know more about something. There is an upstairs view of the city, and its absolutely beautiful. The museum has a good collection of Jorge Amado's belongings and works. It's worth the visit.

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Calangute, India
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Museums after all allows you to understand the history of the place and the transformation that has taken place, and this is exactly what Jorge Amado Museum does. Totally impresssive is the laboratory and mini infirmary, plenty of diseases been treated in the past with limited diagonastic equipment and antibiotics!!!. the display of furniture and its grandeur brings a similarity... More 

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Manaus, AM
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

To be very honest it was nice been there a great source of information what I did not like was the safety as I saw a bad man Taking with a gun the tablet of a tourist I did not like it

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Rio de Janeiro
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Right in the main square of Pelourinho close to Rosario Church...you feel the hood there in your veins...Jorge Amado had Salvador as his inspiration paradise. And visiting his museum is the best way to find out more about this great brazilian character. He wrote one of the masterpiece of our literature: TIETA

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