Palacio Cruz e Sousa, Florianopolis

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Architectural Building Historic Site
The city center, with its alleys, rows of houses, churches, and museums, contains many fine examples of colonial architecture, and Palacio Cruz e Sousa is one of the most recognizable. This landmark, with its ten allegorical sculptures outside and a majestic staircase inside, was built in the 17th century and served as a government palace. Today, you can visit the museum housed inside it, honoring a distinguished Santa Catarina poet of the Symbolist literary movement. At this site, which has seen its share of dramatic events in the city’s long history, you can take a guided tour to learn more about the rich cultural and artistic heritage of the region. The museum is located right next to the Metropolitan Cathedral and faces the XV de Novembro Square. Plan to visit Palacio Cruz e Sousa during your Florianopolis vacation using our convenient Florianopolis trip itinerary builder.
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  • Went inside hoping to get away from the heat, which turned out to not be the case at all. For R$5 entry, we wondered through the exhibition dedicated to the poet after whom the building is named, and ...  more »
  • This is an old palace that has been turned into a "museum". Frankly, this is an island with outstanding natural beauty and a relatively short history. If you want to see museums, go to another city. W...  more »
  • This restored historic building is now a memorial to the most famous local poet. Worth a quick visit. Afterwards you might want to get a coffee and a snack at Cafe Kairos on the other side of the park...  more »
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  • Beautiful building, I hope they get finished with the restorations soon.
  • Awesome place,
  • One of the few museums in Florianópolis.
  • Tour
  • Unique architecture. Calls a lot of attention of everyone who passes through there. The architecture is beautiful and the location near the Cathedral yield beautiful photos. Has interesting exhibitions and an external area super inviting. Recommend:)
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