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Shopping in Florianopolis
Florianopolis is a shopper's paradise. Tourists are spoilt with choices as they can shop with the roadside vendors or visit any one of the modern malls. Traditional covered markets in the historic section of the city sell handicrafts and souvenirs which mainly consist of ceramic pots, jugs and vases, and decorative knick knacks showcasing Florianopolis' culture and folklore. T-shirts with ‘Floripa' embroidered or stamped on them are one of the favourites among tourists. Stores and two shopping malls in the centre of town sell everything from surfing equipment to electronics, all at give-away prices.
An eclectix mix of street side shops and ultra-modern malls will entertain the most avid shop-a-holic for hours!
Whether you are an experienced mall rat or more of a leisure shopper, shopping in Florianopolis has something to offer you. Our Florianopolis Shopping Guide introduces you to the wide range of available shopping opportunities and the vast selection of Florianopolis souvenirs and mementos to look out for. The restaurants and eateries that abound in the shopping areas are a great place to catch a bite to eat between shopping! Looking for some great souvenir ideas for your holiday in Brazil? Check out our Brazil Shopping Guide for details.
Florianopolis Shopping Guide
Beira Mar Norte
Overlooking the waterfront, this large mall with almost 300 shops. Being in the centre of Florianopolis, it is easily accessible and is clean and sophisticated. One can buy almost anything here, be it toys, clothes, jewellery, electronics, shoes, household appliances, leather products, etc. The Beira Mar houses a few restaurants which can be a welcome break from the hectic shopping or a convenient place to have dinner after finishing a movie at the cinema. Although a worthwhile addition to the itinerary, this particular Florianopolis shopping complex is not inexpensive.
Floripa Shopping is a new addition to the shopping scene in Florianopolis, housing 160 shops and has an eight screen multiplex. Decked with a number of designer shops, Floripa Shopping is a shoe lover's paradise with non stop sales and great bargain offers.
Jurere Open Shopping
Only a few blocks away from the Jurere International Beach, this mall offers a laidback ambience to shoppers. There are also some fashionable restaurants here which serve great food.
Shopping Itaguaçu is situated just ten minutes from the city centre in São José. The oldest of the lot, it was set up in 1982 and has 160 shops and three movie halls. It is located at Rua Geroncio Thives.
The mall with the largest movie screen in all of Brazil, this shopping complex has a seven screen multiplex and 200 shops. Located on Av. Madre Benvenuta, all the screens in the multiplex have stadium style seating.
Shopping in Florianopolis is not all modern and chic. The Public Market, built in 1898 under a fig tree which is almost 100 years old, still maintains its old world charm. Whatever time of the day you visit you will find a throng of people at the stalls which sell fresh shrimp, molluscs, oysters and 100 kg groupers. If you happen to be in the Public Market then do not miss Box 32, a café which is frequented by office goers and tourists alike for their mouth watering Portuguese pastries and fresh lager.
Av. Madre Benvenuta, 687 Santa Monica
Tel: 55 48 3239.8700
[view on map] City Market - Mercado Municipal
Rua Conselheiro Mafra Centro
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Mall - Shopping Beira-Mar
Rua Bocaiúva, 2.468 Centro
Tel: 55 48 3223-6425
[view on map] Mall - Floripa Shopping
Rodovia SC-401, 3116 Saco Grande
Tel: 55 48 3331.1000
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Mall - Jurere Open Air Shopping
Avenida das Raias, 711 Jurerê
Tel: 55 48 3261.5595
[view on map] Market - Feira das Alfaias
Praça Roldão - Santo Antônio de Lisboa
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Market - Arte Floripa
Praça VX de Novembro.
Tel: (48) 3337-1263
[view on map] Street Market - Feira de Artesanato do Casarão
Lagoa da Conceição On side of Casarão da Lagoa
Tel: (48) 3232-1514
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