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Culture of Florianopolis. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil. Picturesque architectural buildings, plenty of unique monuments and museums - the choice of interesting places to visit in Florianopolis is really huge. One of the most colorful and interesting places in the city is the City Market (Mercado Publico ). In addition to the variety of products presented here, it is distinguished by its lively atmosphere. Many people come here in search of memorable souvenirs, while others are attracted by national restaurants and cafes located in the market.
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After walking through the shopping arcades, be sure to explore the nearby Custom House (Pradio da Alfandega). It was built in 1875 and is a vivid example of the neoclassical style. Currently, the beautiful architectural monument houses an art gallery. Part of the building is occupied by an interesting souvenir shop where you can buy unique ceramics made by local craftsmen.
One of the city's most visited cultural facilities is the Santa Catarina History Museum (Museu Histyrico de Santa Catarina ), whose exposition is devoted to the process of settling the island by European immigrants. The beautiful Cruz e Sousa Palace (Palacio Cruz e Sousa ) currently housing the museum was built in 1770 and is believed to be one of the most spectacular architectural monuments of the city. The building was converted into a museum only in 1984. Prior to this, the palace belonged to the state government. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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One of the main symbols of the city is Hercilio Luz Bridge (Ponte Hercilio Luz ) that connects the mainland to Florianopolis' island parts. The construction of the bridge was completed in 1926. It has been the longest suspension bridge of Brazil and one of the most biggest structures of its kind on the planet for almost one hundred years. The bridge is 819 meter long, the history of its creation is incredibly interesting. Curious travelers should definitely visit the Museu Acervo Historico da Ponte Hercilio Luz near the bridge, Its exposition is fully devoted to the grandiose local structure.
Forte de Sant´Ana (Sant Ana ) stands out on the background of other historic sights. Since its foundation, Florianopolis has been an important strategic point, and therefore powerful fortifications were built for its defense here. It is noteworthy that Sant Ana's guns have never been used for their intended purpose. The large-scale fortification is now converted into a military museum. Travelers who are interested in painting would be enthusiastic about visiting Santa Catarina Art Museum (Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina ). It features a rich collection of works by local artists and regularly hosts interesting cultural events.
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You can always discover plenty of interesting sights In the vicinity of the city. Tourists wishing to explore one of the most interesting national crafts are obliged to visit Fort Sao Josa da Ponta Grossa. Being located in an incredibly beautiful area, it has long been converted into a lace making center where the best craftsmen of the state work. Visitors of the center will have a chance to enroll on an exciting tour to watch how skillful masters do their job and buy some great memorable gifts. The main natural attraction of Florianopolis is Conceição Lagoon (Lagoa da Conceicao ), the area around which is transformed into a large recreation zone where you can find fine gastronomic establishments and sports centers, children's playgrounds and scenic places for walking.
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♥   Art museum 'Santa Catarina Art Museum' Santa Catarina, 3.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Brazil

The Church of Santa Teresa in El Salvador was opened back in 1697. A former monastery building located nearby is now occupied by the Museum of Spiritual Art. It keeps a valuable collection of portrait sculptures of the 17th-19th centuries. These sculptures were created from wood, ivory, clay, steatite (soapstone), and other materials. One of the most remarkable relics is the sculpture of the Benedictine monk Agostinho da Piedade. Here you can see works of the sculptor and monk Agostinho de Jesus and paintings by great colonialist artists like Ricardo do Pilar. The Museum is located on Sodre Street. In Brasilia, on Esplanada dos Ministérios, you will find the interesting-looking round Museum of Indigenous Peoples. It tells the history of people of a pre-colonial period with their own culture and traditions. Here you can see weapons and tools of those times, feather hats, ceramic products and much more created by hands of the indigenous peoples of South America. The museum has its own craft shop. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Florianopolis

Culture guide to Florianopolis. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Florianopolis: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Florianopolis. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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