Palacio Cruz e Sousa, Florianopolis
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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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  • Right in the city centre, next to the praça da Figueira, is a stately Palace, once the seat of State Government. It is worth visiting and learn a little more about the history of Santa Catarina and the State capital. with a beautiful garden at the entrance. Recommend.
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  • Beautiful location, where he has worked the seat of Government, in historical building, whose first sketches dating back to 1748. Very well maintained, with Carrara marble staircase, beautiful wood floors, ranging in every environment and beautiful stained-glass Windows, which make us think of the pomp and circumstance of times past. It also has a little of the history of the poet Cruz e Sousa, who was the son of slaves and whose name was given to the Palace. Worth a visit
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  • In addition to wonderful worth knowing further the histora of Santa Catarina. Recommend a visit!
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