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“An insight into a major local author, largeky unknown to English readers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado

Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado
Largo do Pelourinho, s/n | Proximo Ao Excelente Restaurante Escola Do Senac, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-280, Brazil
+55 71-3321-0122
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Ranked #20 of 211 things to do in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“An insight into a major local author, largeky unknown to English readers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

An agttractive, very informative exhibition (thankfully with English translations) which encouraged us to look for his titles to read. The prices of English-language ones at the shop were prohibitive- double the price in local currency.

Visited March 2014
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“Touch and feel Jorge Amado' work”
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 life and works of this great character, that is one of my favourite writes.
Very nice!

Visited July 2013
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“Great for Jorge Amado fans!”
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 in Bahia, this writer captures Brazil, and specifically Bahia, like no other. Recommend a visit for Amado fans.

Visited March 2013
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“Casa de Jorge Amado”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

In the middle of Pelourinho, Casa de Jorge Amado hosts a history of the writer with objects, manuscripts, book covers and other memorabilia. You can get most of his books here (which are often hard to procure even in Brazil). And awesome acarajé right in front.

Visited May 2013
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“Cultural point of interest”
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.

Visited September 2012
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