Formerly the colonial governor’s palace, this gorgeous must-see building boasts ornate parquetry floors and extravagant 19th-century ceilings.
Santa Catarina's swankiest seaside town, Praia da Rosa, has two main attractions: a set of stunning, nearly pristine beaches and a sophisticated, eco-aware population. Oh, and many opportunities for surfing. In wint…
Floripa's best surviving neoclassic building is its 1875 Customs House, which today houses a fine artisan gallery and the offices of IPHAN (Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage).
Floripa's historic public market was undergoing a massive refurbishment at time of research. It houses numerous bars and restaurants in addition to a wealth of shops.
You’ll hear the hourly ringing of bells in the Catedral Metropolitana, which sits grandly at the high end of the square.
The best-preserved colonial church, Igreja de NS do Rosário, sits picturesquely atop the steps at Trajano.
The center of town is the inviting Praça XV de Novembro, with its shady walks and 100-year-old fig tree.