FLORIANOPOLIS

Florianopolis is located mostly on Santa Catarina Island where the bridge (actually two bridges, one closed) connects to the mainland of Brazil (though parts of the city are on the mainland). Click here for pictures of the rest of Santa Catarina Island.

A view of downtown...



From the top floor of a hotel looking out at downtown...



A street in the old historic section of downtown...



Nearby cathedral...



Street looking towards a nearby hillside...



View of that hillside (to the east) from the top floor of that hotel...



Close-up of the houses...the bigger better-kept houses are towards the bottom, with smaller lower-income homes higher up...



The Praca XV de Novembro, with lots of dense vegetation...



A very large (non-native) Indian laurel fig (Ficus microcarpa) in Praca XV de Novembro...





Royal palms in the same park (note the jacaranda in the background)...



A native Schizolobium parahyba (Brazilian fire tree) with blooms in the park...



Beira Mar Norte (on the north side of Florianopolis)...



The bridges that link Santa Catarina Island with the mainland (the older one on the right is closed)...



View of the bridges from the side (the closest one is the one that's closed)...



The closed bridge (undergoing renovation)...



All of the above pictures on this page were taken in October 2010 by Brandt Maxwell.

Return to the Brazil Pics Page



Copyright 2010 Brandt Maxwell.