Though Jorge Amado was long one of Brazil's most beloved writers (he died in 2001 at the age of 93), there's not really much to see in his former house, now a museum dedicated to his memory. The ground-floor cafe has a collage of his book covers, showing the wide range of languages into which his dozens of works have been translated. On the upper floors, the text-heavy exhibits that tell the story of Amado's life are written exclusively in Portuguese. Better to just read one of his books. His most popular works are all set in Bahia. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands is set in Pelourinho. Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon (my personal favorite), and Tieta do Agreste take place in provincial towns farther south. Gabriela, Tieta, and Dona Flor have all been made into movies starring the luscious Sonia Braga.