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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  • Cruz e Souza Palace has a beautiful architecture and delights passers-by and displays the your facade. It's a good ride to meet him. But, he is much nicer on the outside than on the inside. Even so, I recommend!
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  • Like almost all historic buildings in the State, this could also be better care. But it's beautiful, inside and out, it's worth the visit!
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  • The Palace Cruz and Sousa is the History Museum of Santa Catarina, also known as the Pink Palace, located in Praça XV de novembro in Florianópolis. At the time of the colony was the residence of the Governors and Presidents of the province. Features a beautiful internal architecture, I think on the second floor, you can see the balconies the Fig. Worth a visit to see some more of the history of Brazil and of Santa Catarina.
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  • Beautiful building, I hope they get finished with the restorations soon.
  • Awesome place,
  • One of the few museums in Florianópolis.
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  • Museum too good. The exhibition is small (max. half hour you see everything). Paying R $2 (students and those under 18). The temporary exhibitions are excellent, and the second floor is phenomenal, except for signs of reform
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