Morro da Cruz, Florianopolis

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Panoramic views of Florianopolis and its immediate surrounds await the visitor who makes the 285 m (935 ft) climb to Morro da Cruz. With almost the entire city visible from the summit, as well as views across the city’s two bays, Morro da Cruz provides one of the best ways to experience the area. The hill is also the location of many television stations. With our online itinerary creator, Florianopolis attractions like Morro da Cruz can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I went to the Morro da Cruz by climbing sectors and I was surprised. For quick and easy access, close to the Center. Good climbing routes with wonderful visual.
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  • The view is great, seeing the island and the Mainland at the same time gives it a plus to other similar views. Can be reached by bus without getting lost too, and is excellent for watching the sunset that's 5:30-6:30 of the best views!
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  • The place has a great view of downtown and the Mainland of the city, but without structure and security. You have to be careful on the road that leads to the Belvedere, because the signs is not good and can end up in dangerous places. The effort of the climb is worth it, the place is beautiful.
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  • Access to the end of the cul-de-sac, beautiful view of the island's phenomenal ... too bad it's unkempt!!!
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  • The highest accessible point of Florianópolis the car. Wonderful views, which reaches to the Mainland. Well worth going.
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  • Excellent stop to do DURING the DAY.
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Where to stay in Florianopolis

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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