Sightseeing in Florianopolis

Catedral MetropolitanaCatedral Metropolitana - MAP 7 One of the most beautiful buildings in the city, the Catedral Metropolitana is located at Praça XV de Novembro.  The Catedral Metropolitana was built on the same site as a former chapel, built in 1678 by the towns founder and explorer, Francisco Dias Velho.  The original design was by José da Silva Paes, who was also the first governor of this ancient state.   The cathedral is a heritage building, li...
Hercílio Luz BridgeHercílio Luz Bridge - MAP 7 This is probably one of the best know landmarks of the city, inaugurated in 1926 the Hercílio Luz Bridge links the mainland to the island.   This is a very historic landmark for the city, with both scenic and historical value.  The bridge was a turning point in the development of Florinopolis, reducing their isolation from the rest of Santa Catarina, by enabling businesses and residents to freely move between th...
Ilha do ArvoredoIlha do Arvoredo - MAP 4 Breathing the air when disembarking on Arvoredo Island is invigorating to our senses weakened by the civilization. We can notice how tiny we are before the forces of nature. The wave rhythmic sound against the rocks is sheer poetry and we find ouservelsve staring at that beauty in the raw. Diving in the clear and and full-of-fish waters of one of those islands, which form the Reserva Biológica Marinha do Arvoredo (Marine Biolo...
MapMirante da Armação - MAP From the top of Casa de Retiros Vila Fátima's mount, there is a view to Armacao Beach. Besides the beautiful landscapes, you can enjoy the architecture of the Companhia de Jesus building (Jesuit), which opened in 1956. The place is also called "House of Stones" and "Jesuit Monastery".
Mirante do Morro da Lagoa da ConceicaoMirante do Morro da Lagoa da Conceição - MAP From the Mirante da Lagoa da Conceição, you can look past the Lagoon Centrinho and the dunes of Joaquina. Perfect place to take pictures. Getting there: Follow the Waterfront north towards Lagoa da Conceição and Joaquina, when you start the hill be aware that the entrance is to the left. Follow for about 03 km to and from the viewpoint. Location: Moving on to the Lagoon, in the ascent of the Morro da Lagoa.
Morro da CruzMorro da Cruz - MAP 6 Even though not being the highest point of Santa Catarina's Island, presents the most complete panoramic view of the city. The privileged localization and the easiness of access make the belvedere, which is 450 meters above the sea level one of the most visited places in Florianópolis.
Velha FigueiraVelha Figueira - MAP This 100+ year-old tree in Praça XV de Novembro is honored in the official municipal hymn of Florianopolis. It is said that the Centennial Figueira was born in 1871 in a small circular garden in front of the Church. In 1891 he was transplanted to the XV de Novembro Square, where it remains today. The tree on which the verses Ilhéus were inspired, has got several superstitions and charms on them. Its large branches spanning muc...