Museums in FlorianopolisEdit This
Florianopolis is better known for its beaches than its
high culture, but should the weather take a turn for the worse, visitors
to this pleasant city may find themselves surprised by the
number of museums and cultural centers to be found here. More than emergency options for a rainy day, many of the museums here are
worth a visit whatever the weather. A good case in point is the Museu
Historico, at Praca 15 de Novembro in central Florianopolis. Housed in
an 18th century Baroque palace, this interesting museum exhibits
artifacts from Santa Catarina's history in a lavish setting that itself
warrants a visit.
Virtually all of Florianopolis' museums and cultural
centers are to be found away from the beach resorts and in the city
itself, which is split between the mainland and Ilha da Santa Catarina,
and joined by two bridges. The 'Island Side' of the city is the place
to head for a day's cultural activity, although note that most museums
are closed on Mondays.
History buffs can indulge their inner architect with a visit to the Museu de Antropologia, which showcases early tools and archaeological findings unearthed along the coast of Santa Catarina, where they were used by the indigenous tribes prior to colonization.