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. Make Palacio Cruz e Sousa part of your personalized Florianopolis itinerary using our Florianopolis online road trip planner .
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  • It has not been possible to visit, it was a Monday and it was closed. I will return another day if possible.
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  • The Palace has already been known for pink Palace and is now the History Museum of Santa Catarina. Has been the residence of the Governor of the State. When I tried to visit the Palace he was closed for renovation. On the outside is very nice. It was a pity but I intend to go back.
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  • In the center of the city is a great option for a rainy day on the island. The old mansion well maintained visited after lunch at the public Market in a rainy day, I enjoyed wearing the shoes not to scratch the wood floors and "sliding" by the House. Interesting to follow the agenda because usually have frequent events on site.
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  • Beautiful building, I hope they get finished with the restorations soon.
  • Important historical site.
  • Awesome place,
  • One of the few museums in Florianópolis.
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