Palacio Cruz e Sousa, Florianopolis

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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  • August 9, 2017
    I didn't expect to see this Museum! Surprised me positively! It was wonderful to see some more of the story of Cruz e Souza. Recommend, the place is beautiful! Worth visiting every room nice and enjoy the works of the present in the hall of frene pro garden!
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  • July 30, 2017
    The Palace Cruz and Sousa's Historic Museum of Santa Catarina. Opportunity to recall the history of Santa Catarina.
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  • July 26, 2017
    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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  • July 16, 2017
    Important historical site.
  • February 2, 2017
    Beautiful building, I hope they get finished with the restorations soon.
  • November 28, 2016
    Awesome place,
  • April 29, 2016
    One of the few museums in Florianópolis.
  • February 16, 2017
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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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