Florianopolis is a cosmopolitan city that boasts of a unique blend of ancient and modern architectural work. It is composed of one main island – the Island of Santa Catalina – that is connected to the Continent by 3 bridges one of which is the Hercilio Luz Bridge, which is one of the biggest suspension bridges inaugurated in 1926.
We will be departing the pier by coach to the city of Florianapolis, where you’ll see the historic city center. The center of Florianópolis, with its alleys, rows of typical houses, churches and museums, contains many examples of Colonial architecture. Amongst these are the former Government Palace, nowadays the Cruz e Souza Museum (which took its name from the famous poet from Santa Catarina who formed the symbolist movement) and the Public Market built in 1898, which sells food and local handicrafts under the shade of a one hundred year old fig tree.