Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Ponta Grossa, Florianopolis

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Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Ponta Grossa is located in Florianopolis. Make Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Ponta Grossa a part of your Florianopolis vacation plans using our Florianopolis travel itinerary maker.
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  • The site is paid to enter. Along the path has explanatory boards telling a little of the history of the site. Has a beautiful chapel and stunning views. Worth knowing the place and the history of the Fort. It has nearby locations to eat and is close to the beach. Is in a climb, I suggest go with comfortable shoes.
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  • I met on my first visit to Florianópolis. I went in winter, beautiful place, well maintained and with enough information to visitors. Worth the ride, beyond the view of nature that is a spectacle.
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  • The fortress, after a long time abandoned was restored by the historical and geographical Institute, keeping their mansions, Cannon, in addition to the beautiful visual of the North Bay.
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To get a true taste of the city's culture on your trip to Florianopolis, it's best to stay in the historical center on Santa Catarina Island. There you'll find plenty of accommodations--a significantly better selection than on the mainland--ranging from budget guesthouses and hostels to luxury hotels. Many guests, however, choose to take advantage of the island's charming nature by staying away from the city center, in the lakeside district of Lagoa da Conceição. For easy access to the best surf beaches on the island, stay a couple miles farther away at Mole Beach or Barra da Lagoa.
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