Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Florianópolis

Museu Histórico de Santa Catarina

Formerly the colonial governor’s palace, this gorgeous must-see building boasts ornate parquetry floors and extravagant 19th-century ceilings.
Architectural in Ilha de Santa Catarina

Museu Victor Meirelles

Victor Meirelles is not only an important figure in the history of Brazil's art, but in the development of its historical consciousness. His renderings of key moments in Brazilian history, many on display in this sm…
in Santo Antônio de Lisboa

Casa Açoriana

Stop by the delightful Casa Açoriana to peruse island arts and enjoy some sweets in the courtyard café.
Christian Site in Florianópolis

Catedral Metropolitana

You’ll hear the hourly ringing of bells in the Catedral Metropolitana, which sits grandly at the high end of the square.
Christian Site in Florianópolis

Igreja de NS do Rosário

The best-preserved colonial church, Igreja de NS do Rosário, sits picturesquely atop the steps at Trajano.
Museum in East Coast

Savonet Museum

Beach in Florianópolis

Praia da Rosa

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…
Harbour in Florianópolis

Avenida Beira Mar Norte

North of the center, Av Beira Mar Norte runs along the coast of the Baía Norte. The waterfront promenade attracts runners, bikers and walkers, enjoying the breeze off the bay and a sweeping view across to the m…
Historic Building in Florianópolis

Casa da Alfândega

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).
Market in Florianópolis

Mercado Público

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.