Downtown Florianopolis is a business-friendly neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants and bars. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its college atmosphere. Take in the natural beauty of the sea, beaches, and island views—or broaden your horizons with some local theater. Hotels in Downtown Florianopolis provide a good starting point for sightseeing in and around the Florianopolis area.
Sightseeing around Downtown Florianopolis
The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. Stroll the halls at Museu do Homem do Sambaqui, Casa da Alfandega, or Historical Museum of Santa Catarina. At Alvaro Carvalho Theater, Image and Sound Museum, and Ademir Rosa Theater, you'll learn about local culture. Monuments like Hercilio Luz Bridge, Rosario Steps, and Florianopolis Cathedral honor the area. Fort Santana, Luz Square, and Alfandega Square are well-known local landmarks. Create some family memories at Aqua Show Park.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. Sambaqui Point Beach, Joaquina Beach, and Sambaqui Beach are a few spots to soak up some sunshine. You can spend a leisurely day outdoors at Morro da Cruz or Campeche Island. With a shopping trip to Public Market, Beiramar Shopping Center, or Floripa Shopping Center, you might find that perfect souvenir. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Orlando Scarpelli Stadium, Ressacada Stadium, or Estadio Renato Silveira.
A couple of the most popular attractions in the area are Mole Beach and Lagoinha do Leste Beach. Our Lady of Rosario Church, XV of November Square, and Getulio Vargas Square are other top spots to see.
Getting around Downtown Florianopolis
Florianopolis (FLN-Hercilio Luz Intl.) is the closest major airport, 5.1 miles (8.1 km) from Downtown Florianopolis.