GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Florianópolis, the capital of southern Brazil’s Santa Catarina state, is made up mostly of 54km-long Santa Catarina Island. It's famous for its beaches, including popular resort areas such as Praia dos Ingleses at the island's northern tip. Its Lagoa da Conceição, a saltwater lagoon, is popular for windsurfing and boating. The Pedro Ivo Campus Bridge connects the island to a mainland commercial district.

FABIO'S REVIEW

Yellow-Living
Red-Visiting

The diversity of the Brazilian population is just amazing – from the ethnic Africans in Salvador, to the indios in the Amazon, the “mulatto” in Rio, the Japanese colony in Sao Paolo, the German-like traits in the Santa Caterina state! Florianopolis is the most “Teutonic” city I visited in Brazil…

The city is also a beach resort, popular during the summer: I stayed there during the winter, it wasn’t that cold but there were almost no tourists. Apart from the summer beaches, the city doesn’t offer many attractions, except a few colonial buildings such as the theater “Alvaro de Carvalho” and the metropolitan cathedral.

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CATEDRAL METROPOLITANA DE FLORIANOPOLIS

The Our Lady of Exile and St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral (also known as Florianópolis Cathedral) is a Catholic church dedicated to Our Lady of the Exile, which functions as the cathedral of the archdiocese of Florianópolis, since its creation on March 19, 1908. The building is protected by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute of Brazil.

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HISTORICAL CENTER

Ribeirão da Ilha is the old district of Florianopolis. Its historic center, in Frequesia, has a plaza which contains the Igreja Nossa Senhora da Lapa do Ribeirão (church), and the Ethnological Museam which houses documents and relics from the region's history.

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TEATRO ALVARO DE CARVALHO

Teatro Alvaro de Carvalho (TAC)

CATEDRAL METROPOLITANA DE FLORIANOPOLIS

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Florianopolis - Catedral Metropolitana de Florianopolis - 2120 cover

The Our Lady of Exile and St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral (also known as Florianópolis Cathedral) is a Catholic church dedicated to Our Lady of the Exile, which functions as the cathedral of the archdiocese of Florianópolis, since its creation on March 19, 1908. The building is protected by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute of Brazil.

HISTORICAL CENTER

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Florianopolis - Historical center - 2887 cover

Ribeirão da Ilha is the old district of Florianopolis. Its historic center, in Frequesia, has a plaza which contains the Igreja Nossa Senhora da Lapa do Ribeirão (church), and the Ethnological Museam which houses documents and relics from the region's history.

TEATRO ALVARO DE CARVALHO

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Teatro Alvaro de Carvalho (TAC)

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