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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  • Old Palace, beautiful and relatively preserved. Easy access and has a museum inside the Palace.
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  • Cruz and Sousa Palace is right in the Centre of Florianopolis, next to the Praça XV de Novembro. Is simple and beautiful. Worth a visit for those who are passing on the outskirts.
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  • It was worth it to know the Palace mainly for exhibition on Cruz e Souza's life, including his remains are there.
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