Florianópolis: Best Things to Do

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Florianópolis is the capital city of Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.

Florianópolis is also known as the “Island of Magic”.

As a coastal city, Florianópolis is like a paradise for beach lovers.

Other than beaches, the city's famous landmarks including Museu Histórico de Santa Catarina, Palácio Cruz e Sousa, Aventura Zen, and many more.

Don't forget to try Florianópolis's iconic foods like Pavé and Cachorro quente.

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The Historical Museum Santa Catarina or MHSC is such a perfect place for sightseeing. This museum is located in Casa da Alfândega. Here, you can explore the exhibition about the history of Santa Catarina displayed in an ornate 19th-century building. The classic design of the building will take you to the past. Definitely must visit!

Museu Histórico de Santa Catarina

Museu Histórico de Santa Catarina is a great museum featuring exhibits about the history of Santa Catarina.

Address : Palácio Cruz e Sousa - Praça XV de Novembro, 227 - Centro, Florianópolis - SC, 88010-400, Brazil


Santa Catarina Palace Historical Museum Cruz e Sousa was built by Governor Brigadeiro José da Silva Paes. This palace is located in the heart of the city, in front of Praça XV de Novembro and next to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Florianópolis. This museum is now known as Palacio Cruz e Sousa. Visitors can see the historic artworks and furniture of the 18th century.

Palacio Cruz e Sousa

Palacio Cruz e Sousa is an 18th-century palace is now a museum with historic artwork & furniture.

Address : 102, Praça XV de Novembro, 227 - Centro, Florianópolis - SC, 88010-400, Brazil


Prakaza is a shopping center where you can buy basic things for your vacation in Florianópolis. They provide you with several unique items at affordable prices. The shop is open daily from 10 am to 8.30 pm. If you're looking for souvenirs to bring home, then come to Soulvenir. It specializes in creative gifts with local themes. They sell pillows, coloring pads, aprons, hats, coffee manezinho, shirts, and many more.


Prakaza is a gift shop and has a lot of variety stuff.

Address : R. Henrique Veras do Nascimento, 110B - Lagoa da Conceição, Florianópolis - SC, 88062-020, Brazil


Soulvenir offering the market creative gifts with a regional theme.

Address : Av. Me. Benvenuta, 687 - Santa Monica, Florianópolis - SC, 88035-000, Brazil


Pavé is a popular Brazilian layered dessert cake that is similar to tiramisu but it does not need to be baked. It is a combination of ladyfinger biscuits, cream, eggs, condensed milk, and chocolate. Besides, the Cachorro quente is another typical dish famous in Florianópolis. It is a Brazilian version of a hot dog consisting of a bread roll filled with sausage links, ground beef in sauce, and melted cheese. For the drink, Guarana is the most famous drink in Florianópolis. It is a soda made from the fruit of the Guaraná tree. It is sold under various brands in the Brazilian market.


Brazilian culture is known for its fun-loving, relaxed, and generous nature and Brazilians are truly incredible people. They are known for their love for music, parties, dance, food, festivals, sport, and beach. Portuguese is the official language spoken in Florianópolis.


The best time to visit Florianopolis for ideal weather is between April 2nd to December 9th.


IL Campanario Villaggio Resort is the perfect option for those who wish to enjoy the charms of the most incredible beach in Brazil. This resort is located a few yards from the sea and close to the main beach clubs. You will feel at home with the amenities provided such as a full kitchen set, outdoor swimming pool, and warm indoor pool. Costão do Santinho Resort is another recommended hotel to stay. It's located near the environmental preservation, surrounded by historical sites and other interesting attractions. You can choose one of the packages offered in Costão do Santinho Resort.

IL Campanario Villaggio Resort

Warmly hotel with the elegant suites feature kitchenettes, balconies, and living rooms with sofabeds.

Address : Av. dos Búzios, 1760 - Jurerê Internacional, Florianópolis - SC, 88053-301, Brazil

Costão do Santinho Resort

Upscale beachfront resort with open-air dining, a lagoon pool & a spa, plus free breakfast.

There are 6 restaurants, including seafood, Italian and BBQ eateries.

Address : Praia do - Estr. Ver. Onildo Lemos, 2505 - Santinho, Florianópolis - SC, 88058-700, Brazil


Open every day from 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm, Artesano Pizza Bar is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Florianópolis. Feel a cozy atmosphere and excellent service while you can enjoy Pizzas baked in a wood oven, quality, and traditional formats. Arante is another one. It's one of the most unique restaurants in Florianópolis. What makes Arante interesting is that there are around 70,000 sheets of papers hanging on the walls and the ceiling. This restaurant offers á la carte dishes on weekdays. On the weekend, they offer a special buffet for the guests.

Artesano Pizza Bar - LAGOA DA CONCEIÇÃO

Artesano Pizza Bar serving pizzas baked in a wood oven, quality and traditional formats.

Address : Servidão das Palmeiras Nativas, 123 - Lagoa da Conceição, Florianópolis - SC, 88062-010, Brazil


Arante is a beautiful little restaurant offers a variety of seafood and fish based meals.

Address : R. Abelardo Otacílio Gomes, 254 - Pântano do Sul, Florianópolis - SC, 88067-100, Brazil


Amoriko is the first gourmet brigadeiro store in Florianópolis. There are several fun things to enjoy like a cup of coffee, wrapped in the aroma of chocolates. You can also enjoy the sound of jazz and experimental sounds. Brigadeiros is the most popular menu made with exclusively Belgian chocolate and ingredients of Italian and French origin. In addition, you can purchase the package in special boxes of chocolate. It's not about a coffee, ARBOR Café offers a variety of snacks, sweets, and sandwiches. The menu contains more than 30 types of coffee-based drinks. Besides, you can join the course and event held in ARBOR Café® which is aimed to promote and share the culture of specialty coffees.

Amoriko Brigadeiros Finos

Amoriko is the first brigadeiro (traditional Brazilian dessert) store in Florianópolis.

Address : R. Alves de Brito, 141 - Centro, Florianópolis - SC, 88015-440, Brazil


Located in Av. Pref. Osmar Cunha, ARBOR Café® designed indoor and outdoor café.

With unique contemporary styling they serving a lot of variety coffee.

Address : Av. Pref. Osmar Cunha, 251 - Loja 2 - Centro, Florianópolis - SC, 88015-100, Brazil


The Roof is the right place to spend your pleasure time with your buddies. Cozy place with unique decorations and good music are the interesting things you shouldn't miss. Enjoy your nightlife at John Bull Floripa which serves you several varieties of whiskey. Entertain yourself with their performing live music. You can also hold your birthday party here.

The Roof

The Roof is excellent place for dancing and having fun.

Address : Av. Beira Mar Norte, 2746 - Centro, Florianópolis - SC, 88025-201, Brazil

John Bull Floripa

John Bull Floripa is a fantastic rock and roll bar located in Av. das Rendeiras.

Address : Av. das Rendeiras, 1046 - Lagoa da Conceição, Florianópolis - SC, 88062-400, Brazil


Aventura Zen has spectacular landscapes, ocean views, and a natural atmosphere. It is a perfect place to do interesting things. Plan your holiday by joining the tour provided. See their upcoming trip plans and it would be a great idea to plan your itinerary. The Água Viva Diving Company is a school and scuba diving operator located in jurerê beach. Come to this place to experience an excellent service like courses and dive trips with a professional trainer.

Aventura Zen

Aventura Zen is a quiet big mountain park for walking or hiking.

Address : Rodovia BR 101, Km 238 S/N, Santo Amaro da Imperatriz - SC, 88140-000, Brazil

Living Water Diving | PADI 5 Star Dive Resort | Jurerê

Living Water Diving is a diving school, trained with professional staffs.

Address : Rodovia Jornalista Maurício Sirotski Sobrinho, 6007 - Jurerê, Florianópolis - SC, 88053-700, Brazil


St. Anthony Church is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. This church was built in the 18th century. It is an excellent representation of the importance of religion in the colonial period, especially the Catholic. Take a look in the inside interior which presents the great views. There are six altars inside it with lovely sculptures.
The Fortress is located in the North of Santa Catarina Island, Florianópolis. It's approximately 25 kilometers from the city center. This building was listed in 1938 as a National Historical and Artistic Heritage. So, it's a perfect place to take some photos while you're exploring the building.

St. Anthony Church

St. Anthony Church is a charming church provides children with strong academic and spiritual beginning.

Address : R. Padre Schuler, 81 - Centro, Florianópolis - SC, 88010-310, Brazil

São José da Ponta Grossa Fortress

São José da Ponta Grossa Fortress is a hilltop fortress built in the 18th century.

With historical artifacts & a picturesque ocean view.

Address : Servidão da Carioca, s/n - Praia do Forte, Florianópolis - SC, 88010-000, Brazil