Metropolitan Cathedral of Florianópolis

Metropolitan Cathedral of Florianópolis

Information about Metropolitan Cathedral of Florianópolis

Direccion: R. Padre Miguelinho, 55 - Centro - See on the Map
Phone: +55 48 3224-3357
Web: www.catedralflorianopolis.org.br/

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Florianópolis is the most important church in Florianópolis, it is in the center of the city and it was built in 1712. It is also known as Catedral Nossa Senhora de Desterro.

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Florianópolis was completed in 1773, 20 years after its construction began by Brigadier José da Silva Paes. In first governor of the Santa Catarina captaincy, Paes was also a military engineer and designed the forts that made up the defense system of the island.
The cathedral was built on the site of the small church of Our Lady of Exile, built by the founder of the town, the pioneer Francisco Dias Velho, killed inside the chapel by English pirates in 1687