Museum in Ilhéus

Casa de Jorge Amado

The Casa de Jorge Amado, where the eponymous writer lived with his parents while working on his first novel, has been restored and turned into a lovely and informative museum honoring Amado’s life. Not many writers …
Church in Ilhéus

Igreja de São Jorge

The Igreja de São Jorge is the city’s oldest church, dating from 1556, and houses a small sacred-art museum.
Church in Ilhéus

Catedral de São Sebastião

The Catedral de São Sebastião is the city’s icon – construction began in 1931 – and is a unique, eclectic mix of architectural styles. For an unforgettable view of the fairy tale–like spires, walk out onto the beach…
Notable Building in Ilhéus


The best thing to do in Ilhéus is explore the old streets. The center has several old, gargoyled buildings such as the Prefeitura.