Palacio Cruz e Sousa, Florianopolis

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#4 of 24 in Historic Sites in Florianopolis
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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  • I love visiting places like that, very interesting to see articles of past eras so well taken care of. In my opinion, Valley super worth it.
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  • Very cool. Well maintained. A bit of local history. The building is beautiful in the historic centre of the city next to the Praça XV and the array. A few from the Municipal market too. One has to pay a small fee p visitation.
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  • The Palace is stunning with a Rico collection of 19th century and is a beautiful example of classical architecture in Brazil. At the moment, is undergoing a makeover, but the same does not prevent the visit. Admission is $5 and you can get half price and free tuition for senior citizens.
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  • Important historical site.
  • Beautiful building, I hope they get finished with the restorations soon.
  • Awesome place,
  • One of the few museums in Florianópolis.
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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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