19 setembro, 2006

Special for Tatiana from Moska, Russia

About Magic Island Florianópolis or just Floripa

A different Brazil is Santa Catarina State and it's capital Florianopolis ,Magic Island or just Floripa.

The Catarinense ethnic mosaic is made up from many people, following successive migratory waves which have molded the many faces of the actual population of Santa Catarina State:

Portuguese, German, Italian, Spanish, Negro, Indian, Polish, Austrian, Ukrainian, Japanese, French, Russian, Hungarian.

Florianópolis – also known as the island of Santa Catarina is a special city with magnificent beaches there are 100, of all shapes and sizes, some with high seas and others with sheltered bays and hillsides covered with lush green Atlantic Forest, islands, coastal woodlands, shallows, dunes, mango swamps and lakes.

About 45% of the island is a permanent preservation area.

The strong influence of the Portuguese founders and of the Azorean colonizers can be seen in the architecture, the culinary, arts.

So come and visit us !

Text :by me

Photo:by Marcelo Garza

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