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a house, a writer and its history

Must visit if you are in Ilheus, the childhood home of the Bahian writing Jorge Amado, famous... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Recife, PE
Nice spot to visit

Jorge Amado is one of the most reputed Brazilian writer. His legacy is something the whole country... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Liliana K
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Rua Jorge Amado 21, Ilheus, State of Bahia 45653-200, Brazil
(73) 3634-8986
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Must visit if you are in Ilheus, the childhood home of the Bahian writing Jorge Amado, famous worldwide. Is a beautiful townhouse, located on the street that takes its name, near the bar vesuvio, the cathedral and the theater ilheus. It presents on its two...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Jorge Amado is one of the most reputed Brazilian writer. His legacy is something the whole country should preserve. Locally there's a lot of mix feelings about his literature as he pointed many socio-economic disparity. A visit to the house where he spend his youth...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Liliana K
Reviewed 19 May 2016

If you visit Ilheus and you do not visit Casa de Jorge Amado then you have not been with the right tour guide! this is a must see for the area as this author is the Hemingway of Ilheus!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Christine U
Reviewed 17 March 2016

My wife being Brazilian said this is a really very important writer. When you see all the books in a variety of languages you must admit that he was very successful. It is interesting to see the place, but be prepared for the stairs.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Did not go inside, just made nice photos with Jorge outside. We felt the price is high for family of 4 for what it offers.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Tahititim
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Jorge Amado is a very famous writer in Brasil. He was translated into different languages and he is also famous worldwide. In this cultural center people will learn about his life and about facts of the city in the previous century and learn about the...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank MariaOliver1976
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Unless you´re a REAL Amado fan, this museum has little to offer. They charge a fee (when I was there anyway) but there is no guide or anything to spark your interest. The displays are average, almost musty, and there is nothing much else to...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Cipriana0106
Reviewed 27 January 2015

There is really not much to see inside Amado's birthplace, apart from a few photos, clothing items and a timeline of his life. The shop does not even stock many of his books. Everything is in Portuguese. I quite enjoyed it as I am currently...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Londinense
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Memorabilia combined with indispensable history lesson for Jorge Amado fans; those who are unacquainted with Amado might not appreciate it as much.

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank Barrianne B
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Jorge Amado is a very important writer borned in Ilheus but his house needs remodeling and investment to became something interesting for tourists.

Date of experience: April 2012
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