"ESTADO de SANTA CATARINA" Estado de Santa Catarina by pepples46

Estado de Santa Catarina Travel Guide: 286 reviews and 704 photos

long Coastline, mild climate, Santa Catarina, sandwiched between Parana and Rio Grande do Sul and has more then 100 good, very good beaches!!
a unique place
waves of immigrants arrived here , as early as 1829 Germans made it, then Italians, the Poles. the new arrivals not only settled in the City, they spread out and settled in the valleys of the mainland



weather in Brasil
tempoagora

the Capital ..Floripa as Florianopolis is affectioned called, on a lagoon of the Westcoast of Santa Catarina. the unigue setting can even match Rio de Janeiro
the City was settled by the Spaniards in 1540 but then the Portugues took control and when the spanish-portugues war broke out Santa Catarina was created and served as an outpost in 1738. along with Sao Paulo, S.C. is named after a catholic Saint
today Floripa is a busy commercial center, pharmaceutical, parfume and plastics just to name few, beginning all with p ^..^
Florionopolis is connect to the Mainland by the longest suspension Bridge in Brasil.
I knew the area around the Lagoa quite well....best fish dishes I had ever, before and .....after

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:high standard of living and low crime rate
  • Cons:I can't think of any
  • In a nutshell:I am bias, because I love Brasil
  • Intro Updated Jun 2, 2004
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  • Aug 13, 2006 at 6:15 PM

    a fascinating place wal! your tips are great, and i enjoyed the personal touches. looks like a cool place to explore!

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    May 20, 2006 at 9:17 AM

    What an intersting page, Wal. I've always dreamed to visit South America.

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    Oct 20, 2005 at 9:48 PM

    LOL , Waltraud !!! Ever heard of the two famous SC cities : "Blue Men Now " and "Can Bore You"...??? But Bombas and Bombinhas are the best , before Floripa , of course !

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    May 1, 2005 at 2:15 AM

    great inside of Brazil one does not know much about, thank you for sharing

  • Oct 29, 2004 at 12:30 PM

    Great picture of the Mercado in Florianopolis!

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    Feb 18, 2004 at 11:18 AM

    Great new page Wal! I loved reading it! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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    Feb 14, 2004 at 2:08 PM

    Waltraud, what a fantastic page - informative, but yet personal! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2004 at 1:54 AM

    Pomerode and Joinville look so pretty, a splendid page with great tips and pics.

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    Feb 11, 2004 at 8:27 PM

    This page takes me back to my adolescence, Wal... One "con's" of Floripa? It's full of Uruguayans during the summer!!!!! ;-)))

  • salinhopt's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2004 at 9:28 PM

    I've heard wonders about Santa Catarina. I have a friend living there. Great new page Waltraud!

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