Museums, Cultural Centers, Monuments and Memorials
Santa Catarina was settled by people of different ethnicities, it has seen invasions, revolts and separatist revolutions. Santa Catarina’s rich memory is preserved by its collection of museums, cultural centers, memorials and monuments. Household utensils, work tools, furniture, clothing, weapons, photographs and documents are some of the gems that are a reminder of historical moments and facts. The state also has paleontology centers and astronomical observatories for visitation in some cities.
CAMINHO DOS PRÍNCIPES
Memorial do Descobrimento (Discovery Memorial)
A replica in natural size of the vessel Espera (of the fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral) and the reproduction of an indigenous village are some of the attractions of this thematic park. The visitor can also make trips in peddle boats and along ecological trails in areas where there are still examples of redwood. November thru March, daily, from 9am to 5pm45min. In the other months, daily, from 8:30am to 5:30pm. BR-101, Km 71. Phone: (47) 3447-7100.
Museu Sto Lat (Sto Lat Museum)
It preserves fossils, indigenous artifacts, old tools used in the field and gold mining, besides other objects, photos and documents referring to the history of the municipality. Schedule a visit.
Rod. Municipal Leopoldo Grosskopf, s/n, Bateias de Baixo.
Phone: (47) 3632-7053.
Estação Rodoferroviária (Coach Terminal/Railroad Station)
The old railroad station, of modernist architecture, is today integrated with the town coach terminal. In the Praça dos Expedicionários (Expeditionary Square), attached to the place, there is a monument to the inhabitants of Guaramirim who took part in the 2nd World War.
Rua 28 de Agosto, 2.334, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3373-1742.
Jaraguá do Sul
Colonizer’s House/Immigrant’s Museum
The museum, which depicts the routine of the first colonizers, is installed in a timber frame style house built at the start of the 20th century. There is also a tourist information office in the place. Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 7pm; Saturday and holiday, from 9am to 3pm.
Av. Pref. Waldemar Grubba, 1.811, Vila Lalau.
Phone: (47) 3275-2146.
Municipal Historical Museum Emílio Silva
It conserves objects, photos and furniture of the colonizing pioneers. It is installed in the former building of the Town Hall, of 1941, attached to the Museu do Expedicionário (Expedition Member’s Museum). Tuesday thru Friday, 8am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 4:30pm; Saturday, 9am to 12pm; Sunday, from 3pm to 6pm.
Av. Mal. Deodoro da Fonseca, 247, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3371-8346.
Museum di Ferramenta d’Affari dei Nonni
It preserves photos, documents, equipment and furniture of the Italian immigrants. Daily, 8am to 12pm; in the afternoon with scheduling.
Rua Carlos Frederico Ramthum, 17.182, Santa Luzia.
Phone: (47) 3274-8024.
Museum Wolfgang Weege
Objects and artifacts of the 19th century (gramophones, sewing machines, musical instruments) compose a collection with more than 1,700 pieces. Daily, from 7:30am to 5pm.
Rua Wolfgang Weege, 770, Parque Malwee.
Phone: (47) 3376-0114
It recounts the trajectory of the company, formerly headquartered in this same building. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 4:30pm; Wednesday, from 9am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 8pm; Saturday, from 9am to 11:30am; Sunday, from 3pm to 5pm.
Av. Getúlio Vargas, 667, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3276-4550
The Biblioteca Pública Municipal (Municipal Public Library), Fundação Cultural (Cultural Foundation) and Museu da Paz (Museum of Peace) (with a collection referring to the 2nd World War) function in the former railroad stations of Jaraguá do Sul, currently restored. Museu da Paz: Monday thru Friday, 8am to 11:30am and from 1pm to 5pm.
Av. Getúlio Vargas, 405, Centro.
Phone: (47) 2106-8700.
National Immigration and Colonization Museum
It is installed in a building listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). It preserves more than 5 thousand parts referring to the colonization of the municipality, including the Casa Enxaimel (Timber Frame House) (1905), which reproduces externally and internally a typical German construction of the beginning of the 20th century. Tuesday thru Friday, from 9am to 5pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, from 12pm to 6pm.
Rua Rio Branco, 229, Centro. In front of Rua das Palmeiras.
Phone: (47) 3433-3736.
Joinville Art Museum
It receives temporary exhibitions and has a permanent collection with paintings, sculptures and engravings of local and national artists. The building is listed by the State Historical Heritage. Tuesday thru Friday, from 9am to 5pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, from 12pm to 6pm.
Rua XV de Novembro, 1.383, América.
Phone: (47) 3433-4677
Fritz Alt House Museum
it houses more than 30 sculptures of the artist and pieces of his former atelier, besides being installed in the house in which he lived. Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 2pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, with scheduling.
Rua Albé, s/n, Boa Vista.
Phone: (47) 3433-3811
Sambaqui Archaeological Museum
Approximately 12 thousand archaeological pieces are exhibited. Tuesday thru Friday, from 9am to 5pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, from 12pm to 6pm.
Phone: (47) 3433-0114
It presents the trajectory of the industry and metallurgy of Joinville.
Rua Albano Schmidt, 3.333, Boa Vista.
Closed for renovation. Phone: (47) 3461-0289.
National Fire Brigade Museum
)It has 170 pieces, with a 1923 truck used in fire fighting, and a manual pump of 1892 standing out. It is the only place dedicated to preserving the history of this activity in the country. Daily, from 8am to 11am and from 1pm to 5pm.
Rua Jaguaruna, 13, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3431-1112
Deutsche Schule Cultural Center
Installed in a historical building. Monday thru Friday, 8am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm, with scheduling.
Rua Princesa Isabel, 438, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3026-8037
Immigrant Cemetery and Memory House
Monday thru Friday, 9am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Rua XV de Novembro, 978, América.
Phone: (47) 3433-3732.
Monday thru Friday, das 8h às 20h.
Rua Dona Francisca, 364, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3433-2266
Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 6pm.
Av. Hermann August Lepper, 650, Saguaçu.
Phone: (47) 3422-2154.
Large House Zipperer/Museum Carlos Lampe
The 1924 building is listed by the State Historical Heritage and houses a collection which contains the trajectory of the pioneers of the town and all its later development. It receives groups of up to 50 people, with scheduling. Tuesday thru Friday, from 9am to 11:30am and from 1pm to 5:30pm; Saturday, from 9am to 1pm; Sunday and holiday, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Rua Carlos Weber, 150, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3644-5513.
São Bento do Sul
Municipal Museum Dr. Felippe Wolff
It contains tools, war aems, religious articles and old machines. Tuesday thru Sunday and holiday 9am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Avenida Argolo, 245, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3633-5924.
Museum Augusto Emílio Klimmek
It recounts the history of the Indústrias Condor (largest manufacturer of hygiene, beauty, cleaning and painting products in Latin America) and its founder. Schedule a visit.
Rua Augusto Klimmek, 325, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3631-2000
São Francisco do Sul
National Sea Museum
The only museum of boats in Brazil, it has examples of several regions of the country, exclusive models as that used by Amyr Klink to cross the Atlantic Ocean rowing, miniatures of boats and fishing and navigation instruments. There is also a library and scenes of the daily life at sea in natural size. There is a waterfront warehouse for mooring. December thru February, Tuesday thru Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. Other months, from 10am to 8pm.
Rua Manoel Lourenço de Andrade, 133, Centro Histórico.
Phone: (47) 3444-1868 / 3444-2612
Historical Museum of São Francisco do Sul
In the 18th century building objects, maps and photos concerning the town’s history are preserved. 2 examples of mill (one for sugarcane and the other for manioc) used by Azorean immigrants stand out. Tuesday thru Friday, from 8am to 6pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, from 10am to 6pm.
Rua Coronel Carvalho, s/n, Centro Histórico.
Phone: (47) 3444-5443
Costa Verde e Mar
Municipal Historical Archive
Holds the historical records of the town and the region. Located on the last floor of the Machado de Assis Municipal Library. Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 7 pm.
3ª Avenida, esquina com a Rua 2.500, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3264-5706.
Marinho Museum and Aquarium
More than 3 thousand invertebrates on display, carcasses, pieces collected from shipwrecks, fossils, prehistoric archeological findings and aquariums with samples of local machine species, including curious seahorses. December to March, daily, from 10 am to 8 pm; April to November, daily, from 2 pm to 6pm.
Rua Leopardo, 800, José Amandio.
Phone: (47) 3369-1681 / (47) 9974-7791.
House of Mankind and of the Sea
Naval museum with vessels, weapons, shopping objects and a collection of naval models recounting the global history of shipping. December to February, Tuesday to Sunday, 2 pm to 8 pm; March to November, Wednesday to Sunday, 2 pm to 6 pm.
Av. Falcão, 2.200, Bairro Bombas.
Phone: (47) 3363-0801/5786
Engenho do Sertão Community Museum
There is a mounted flour mill and other tools and furnishings relating to Azorean cultural heritage. Typical ceramic crafts are sol and handmade textiles. Visits should be scheduled.
Rua Abacate, 452, Sertãozinho, 4 km from the Center.
Phone: (47) 3393-3099 / (47) 9923-0835
Ayrton Senna Museum
Mini racecars, helmets, overalls, works of art and other original objects belonging to the driver as well as replicas, totaling more than 1.5 thousand pieces. Operates within a sport and leisure complex established in the city. Monday to Friday, 8 am to 12 pm and 1.30 pm to midnight; Saturday, 2 pm to 10 pm; Sunday, 4 pm to 10 pm.
Alameda Kadiz, 111, Taboleiro.
Phone: (47) 3363-7700.
Itajaí History Museum
Permanent exhibition with antique furnishings and other objects, as well as temporary themed exhibitions organized from its own collection (objects, silverware, clothes and utensils connected with the history of the city). The Marcos Konder Palace, where it is located, is an important part of the architectural heritage of Itajaí. Tuesday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm; Sunday, 2 pm to 6 pm.
Rua Hercílio Luz, 681, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3348-1335.
The collection is varied, including prehistoric artifacts. At the location there is also one of the best and most well-equipped archeological laboratories in the region, as well as an archeological site. Located in the former Engenheiro Vereza Railway Station, in the rural region of Itajaí. Tuesday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, from 2 pm to 6 pm.
Av. Itaipava 3.901, Itaipava.
Phone: (47) 3346-5715.
Center for Documentation and Historic Memory
Holds documents, images and editorial productions from different times in the history of Itajaí, as well as maps, personal and family archives, architectural plans and posters. The location is also home to a library and the Genésio Miranda Lins Foundation. Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
Rua Lauro Müller, 335, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3348-1886 / (47) 3349-7573
Dide Brandão Cultural Center
In the building dating from 1913 there are two art galleries, a reading room, audiovisual room, as well as a small theater. Workshops are offered for the community.
Rua Hercílio Luz, 323, Centro.
Temporarily closed for renovations. Phone: (47) 3349-1665
Barbosa Rodrigues Herbarium
Brings together the largest collection of information and examples of the flora in Santa Catarina, as well as a library specialized in botany. Monday to Friday, 1 pm to 7 pm.
Av. Coronel Marcos Konder, 800, Centro.
Schedule a visit. Phone: (47) 3348-8725.
Porto Amado Museum
Shipping instruments, fishing tackle and old everyday items from local fishing families, as well as whale carcasses from more than 100 years ago.
Av. Elizabeth Konder Reis, 467, Armação.
Schedule a visit. Phone: (47) 3398-0038 e (48) 3228-1807 (contato em Florianópolis).
Preserves whale carcasses and ancient mammal fossils, among other attractions. December to march, 8 am to 6 pm; April to November, by appointment.
Ilha de Porto Belo.
Phone: (47) 3369-4146
Encantos do Sul
Igrejinha Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes Archeological Museum
Preserves ceremonial objects and everyday utensils of the indigenous groups that inhabited the lands of Içara in the past. Monday to Friday, 8AM to 12PM and 1PM to 6PM.
Av. Florianópolis, s/n, Balneário Rincão.
Phone: (48) 3432-5847 – Casa da Cultura
Neuza Nunes Vieira Culture House
The building from the 1940s houses the historical archive of the city. Monday to Friday, 8AM30 to 12:30PM and 1PM to 5PM.
Praça Nereu Ramos, 50, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3445-8856.
Mina de Visitação Octávio Fontana
Conta a história do ciclo da mineração de Criciúma em passeio pelo interior da mina a bordo de réplica de uma locomotiva de 1922. O local possui loja de suvenires, lanchonete, exposições e gruta em homenagem a Santa Bárbara. Terça a domingo, 9h às 12h e 13h às 18h.
Rua Quintino Dal Pont, s/n, Naspoline.
Phone: (48) 3445-8734.
Augusto Casagrande Museum
Dated from 1920 and better known as the Casarão, the typical Italian townhouse preserves pieces of indigenous art, objects from the golden days of mining, clothing, weapons, furniture, utensils, and photographs. Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 12PM and 13PM to 5PM.
Rua Cecília Darós Casagrande, s/n, Comerciário.
Phone: (48) 3445-8844
Memorial House of Railroad Agent Mário Ghisi
Keeps documents, photos, and objects which tell the story of the Tereza Cristina Railroad. The building from 1920, built to serve as residence for the agent responsible for the station, was demolished and reconstructed later. Monday to Friday, 8AM to 12PM and 1PM to 5PM.
Av. Centenário, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3445-8855
Prof. Morgana Cirimbelli Gaidzinski Zoology Museum - Unesc
Preserves an ample collection made up of animals from the Atlantic Forest, and specimens of marine fauna. Offers visits (free and guided) and other activities, and has even been recognized with the Darcy Ribeiro Education Award for its educational actions and practices. Guided visits, Monday to Friday, from 8AM to 12PM and 1:30PM to 5:30PM.
Av. Universitária, 1105, Bloco da Biblioteca, sala 8, Campus Unesc.
Phone: (48) 3431-2573
University Museum of the Far South of Santa Catarina
Covers archeology, documentation about the culture of coal and the colonization of Santa Catarina’s south region, zoology, botany, anthropology, and popular culture. Monday to Friday, from 8AM to 12PM and 1:30PM to 5:30PM. Open-air exhibitions, Monday to Friday, 8AM to 22h30; Saturday, 8AM to 5:30PM.
Av. Universitária, 1105, Bloco da Biblioteca, sala 8, Campus Unesc.
Phone: (48) 3431-2573
Jaguaruna City Museum
Preserves objects and documents from shellmounds found in the region, as well as photography collections regarding shipwrecks on the city’s coast and folklore and religious festivities. The site also has a permanent exposition about the culture of the region, with works by Tubarão resident Willy Zumblick (1913-2008). The museum is installed in the old railroad workers’ lodge. Monday to Friday, 7AM to 11:30AM and 1PM to 5PM.
Rua Annes Gualberto, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3624-1238
House of Anita
1911 construction where the young Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro dressed for her first wedding, when she became Anita Garibaldi. It preserves antique furniture and utensils, a sample of earth from the heroine’s grave in Italy (in Ravenna), and the mast of the ship in which Anita left Laguna in 1839. Daily, 9AM to 5PM.
Rua Jerônimo Coelho, s/n, em frente a Praça Vidal Ramos, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3646-2542 - Fundação Lagunense de Cultura.
Pinto d’Ulysséa House
Holds the Laguna Culture Foundation and the Nossa Terra handicraft store. The 1866 construction was inspired by Portuguese farmhouses and has its façade covered in tiles. Daily, 8AM to 7PM.
Rua Prof.ª Júlia Nascimento, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3646-2542 – Fundação Lagunense de Cultura.
Mark of Tordesillas
Monument which commemorates the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494), which divided newly discovered lands between Portugal and Spain, from the North of Pará to Laguna.
Av. Eng. Colombo Machado Salles, near the train station, Center.
Anita Garibaldi Museum
The 1747 construction (built to hold the Public Jail and Legislative Chamber) was the stage for the proclamation of the Juliana Republic in 1839, when Laguna resident allied themselves with the Ragamuffin Revolution. The architecture and furniture of the era remain preserved. Daily, 9:30AM to 5:30PM.
Praça da República Juliana, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3646-2542 - Laguna Culture Foundation
Cônego Miguel Giacca Immigrant Museum
The building what was one the seat of the City Government and other public organizations, now holds furniture, tools, and utensils of the colonizing pioneers of the region. Tuesday to Friday, 8AM to 12PM and 1PM to 5PM; Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 9:30AM to 12PM and 1:30PM to 4PM.
Rua dos Imigrantes, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3471-1790
The visitor has the chance to see perfectly functioning waterwheels pulled by animal traction, milling sugarcane and mandioca, and producing typical colonial products, in the same was they were produced at the end of the 19th century. Other attraction of the site include an alembic, pottery, a sawmill, and a wine cantina. There is also an exhibit of objects used by the colonists. Tuesday to Friday, 9AM to 12PM and 1:30PM to 5:30PM; Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, 9AM to 5:30PM.
Rua Pe. João Leonir Dall' Alba, s/n, Murialdo.
Phone: (48) 3466-0011 / 3466-5626
Father Renato Rohr Museum
Estrada Geral Vargem do Cedro, 1, Vargem do Cedro.
Saturday and Sunday, 1:30PM to 5PM.
Phone: (48) 8804-0019.
Kultur Haus – Culture House
The story of São Martinho is told by the collection of the Colonizer Museum, current installed at the site. Monday to Friday, 8AM to 12PM.
Rua Francisco Bechkauser, 174, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3645-6100.
Steam locomotives, train cars (English, German, American, and Czech), equipment and documents from the Tereza Cristina Railroad (the coal railroad) are part of the museum’s collection. Monday to Friday, 8AM to 12PM and 1:30PM to 5:30PM.
Av. Pedro Zapelini, 2.200, Oficinas.
Phone: (48) 3632-3450 / 8820-2575
Willy Zumblick Museum
Holds a significant part of the extensive work of Tubarão painter Willy Zumblick (1913-2008), who took his greatest inspiration from Santa Catarina. It is installed in the Municipal Culture Center (CMC), where you can also find the Olavo Bilac Municipal Library, temporary exhibit gallers, studios, and video rooms. Monday to Friday, 7AM to 1PM.
Praça Walter Zumblick, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3621-9083.
Walter Zumblick Museum
Preserves stuffed specimens of local fauna and pre-Columbian objects found in shellmounds of the region. Don’t miss the chance to contemplate the suspension bridge over the Tubarão River, in front of the museum. Monday to Friday, 8AM to 7PM.
Av. José Acácio Moreira, 787, Dehon (in the Culture Center of Southern Santa Catarina University– Unisul).
Phone: (48) 3621-3042
Anita Garibaldi Memorial
A monument donated by the Italian government marks the location where Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro, Anita Garibaldi, was born in 1821. Madre Main Road, Morrinhos, 4 km from the Center.
Humberto Rohden City House
Dated from 1897, the neoclassical mansion was once the seat of the city government and other public organizations. Today it has a point of sale of handicrafts and receives exhibitions, community courses, and other cultural activities. At Christmas, the location is transformed into Santa Claus’ House, one of the attractions of the Cultural Mix of Christmas, in the Center.
Av. Marcolino Martins Cabral, s/n, Centro.
Municipal Historical Museum
Preserves documents related to the colonization of the town and objects from the first immigrants. The headquarters is in the Municipal Park. Monday to Friday, 8AM to 12:30PM.
Rua Minerasil, 378, Cultural Center, Ado Cassetari Vieira Municipal Park, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3465-1313 / 3465-1767
Luso-Azorean Architectural Unit and Ethnographic Museum House of the Azores
Formed by the Igreja São Miguel Arcanjo (Church São Miguel Arcanjo), the two-storey house where there is the Museu Etnográfico Casa dos Açores and the aqueduct, the unit was listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). The museum gathers together handicraft, miniatures of flour mills, antiquities, photographs, a specialized library and historical documents. Tuesday thru Sunday, from 9am to 5pm.
BR-101, Km 189, Balneário de São Miguel.
Phone: (48) 3243-4166
Centro Cultural Casa do Barão
Built in 1891, it is one of the few preserved historical buildings in the central district of Biguaçu. Currently it is composed of an information center, virtual library, exhibition halls and by the Municipal Academy of Letters. Monday thru Friday, from 1pm to 10pm.
Praça Nereu Ramos, 160 – Centro.
Phone: (48) 3285-8061
Museu Histórico de Santa Catarina/Palácio Cruz e Sousa
Tuesday thru Friday, from 10am to 6pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, from 10am to 4pm.
Praça XV de Novembro, 227, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3028-8091/ 3028-8092
Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina (MASC)
Tuesday thru Sunday, das 13h às 21h.
Av. Irineu Bornhausen, 5.600 (CIC), Agronômica.
Phone: (48) 3953-2322
Museu da Imagem e do Som de Santa Catarina (MIS)
Monday thru Friday, from 2pm to 6:30pm.
Av. Irineu Bornhausen, 5.600 (CIC), Agronômica.
Phone.: (48) 3953-2329 / 3953-2330.
Museu Victor Meirelles
Tuesday thru Friday, from 10am to 6pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, from 10am to 2pm.
Rua Victor Meirelles, 59, Centro.
Phone.: (48) 3222-0692 / 3223-3274
Museu O Mundo Ovo de Eli Hell
SC-401, Km 7, 7.079, Santo Antônio de Lisboa.
Schedule visit. Phone.: (48) 3235-1076.
Museu da Polícia Militar Major Lara Ribas – Forte Sant'Anna
Tuesday thru Sunday, from 9am to 5pm.
Av. Osvaldo Rodrigues Cabral, 525, Centro.
Phone.: (48) 3229-6263.
Museu do Homem do Sambaqui "Padre João Alfredo Rohr"
Monday thru Friday, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Rua Esteves Júnior, 711 (Colégio Catarinense), Centro.
Phone: (48) 3251-1516.
Museu Universitário Oswaldo Rodrigues Cabral (Museu de Antropologia)
Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
Campus Universitário, Trindade.
Phone.: (48) 3721-9325
Tuesday thru Friday, from 2pm to 6pm.
Rod. Baldicero Filomeno, 10.106, Ribeirão da Ilha.
Phone.: (48) 3237-8148
Museu Casa de Campo Hercílio Luz
it belonged to the former governor Hercílio Luz. It preserves furniture and utensils of the time and sells jams, liqueurs and handicraft. Tuesday thru Friday, from 1pm to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm.
Rua Paulo Sell, 428, Taquaras.
Phone.: (48) 3275-1453.
It shows typical German architecture. It maintains utensils of the colonizers.
Rua Romanos Goedert, Parque do Morango, Taquaras.
Schedule a visit. Phone: (48) 3275-0015 / (48) 3275-1157.
Cattle Driver Monument
A homage to the cattle drivers who took cattle from Rio Grande do Sul to São Paulo. It is in the district of Taquaras.
Museu Histórico Municipal de São José
Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 6m.
Rua Gaspar Neves, 3.175, Centro Histórico.
Phone: (48) 3247-0059
Museu da Família Koerich
Tuesday thru Saturday, from 9am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 6pm; Sunday, from 9:30pm to 1:30pm.
Rua Zita Althoff Koerich, s/n, próximo à indústria Macedo, Colônia Santana.
Phone: (48) 3259-8697.
Casa da Cultura/Casa da Câmara e Cadeia
Built in 1859, in a Portuguese colonial style.
Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 12pm and from 1pm to 7pm.
Praça Hercílio Luz, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3247-9096.
Built in 1875, the old headquarters of the colony is today a cultural center and houses the Museu de Arte de Blumenau – MAB (Blumenau Art Museum). The building has been renovated, recovering the architectural traces of the first construction.
Rua XV de Novembro, 161, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3381-6192
Museu da Cerveja
It preserves parts used in the process of manufacturing the drink since the time of the colonization. There are also videos about the history of the local breweries and routes for the more fanatical brewers. Monday thru Friday, from 9am to 6pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, from 9am to 5pm.
Praça Hercílio Luz, 160 (start of Rua XV de Novembro), Centro.
Phone: (47) 3326-6791.
Colonial Family Museum
Formed by three colonial style houses, it exhibits furniture and various utensils of the daily life of the immigrants, with more than 6 thousand items in the collection. Tuesday thru Friday, from 9am to 5pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, from 10am to 4pm.
Alameda Duque de Caxias, 78, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3381-7516.
It functions in the first treatment plant of Blumenau, built in the art déco style in 1940. It shows the water purification process, from its removal from the Rio Itajaí-Açu (Itajaí-Açu River) until its distribution in the public supply network. From the viewpoint of the place, the visitor has a beautiful view of the city center. Daily, from 9am to 6pm.
Rua Lages, s/n, Boa Vista.
Phone: (47) 3340-3242
Fritz Müller Ecology Museum
Houses the collection of insects, stuffed animals and fossils collected by the naturalist Fritz Müller, whose research with native species in Santa Catarina contributed towards testing and proving his friend Charles Darwin’s Theory of the Evolution of Species. Daily, from 8am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Rua Itajaí, 2.195, Vorstadt.
Phone: (47) 3222-3189.
Memory House #1
One of the first three schools of the Blumenau Colony, dated from 1872, it currently offers historical-documentary exhibitions, guided visits and sociocultural community activities. Tuesday thru Friday, from 9am to 12pm and from 1pm to 4pm.
Rua Dr. Pedro Zimmermann, 8.107, Itoupava Central.
Phone: (47) 3378-3956
Dom Joaquim Archdiocesan Museum
Built in 1907, it preserves sacristies, altars, images and rustic crucifixes, ways of the cross, candle holders, chandeliers, small night lamps, books (a Bible printed in 1578, for example), clerical vestments, confessionals and oratories, which make up the collection of 400 items. There are also musical instruments and scores, an arms room, replicas of furniture and utensils of the immigrants and a showcase of the evolution of the textile industry of Brusque. The clock which D. Pedro II donated to the town stands out. Tuesday thru Friday, from 8am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 11:30am and from 1pm to 5pm.
Praça de Azambuja, 960, Azambuja.
Phone: (47) 3396-0296
Historical and Geographical Museum of the Itajaí-Mirim Valley (House of Brusque)
Old looms, indigenous artifacts, typical clothes, carriages, society standards, medals of hunting tournaments, photos, documents and copies of old newspapers and magazines edited in the town. Tuesday, from 2pm to 5pm; Wednesday and Thursday, from 8am to 11am.
Av. Otto Renaux, 285, São Luiz.
Phone: (47) 3351-2132
Fundação Indaialense de Cultura (FIC)
Better known as the Cultural Center, is situated at the top of the Morro Schulenburg (Schulenburg Hill) and houses the Historical Archives and Public Library of Indaial, besides artistic workshops. The house from the start of the 20th century is surrounded by a wood of native and exotic plants, transformed into a municipal public park. Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Rua Dr. Blumenau, 5, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3333-2000
Carl Weege Immigrant’s House
A German colonial style house with a museum which preserves old furniture, a waterwheel, a shelter with a sugarcane attrition mill and another with a corn flour mill. Tuesday thru Sunday and holiday, from 9am to 12pm and from 1pm to 5pm.
Rua Leopoldo Blaese, 11, Pomerode Fundos.
Phone: (47) 3387-2613.
The collection portrays the daily life of the first colonizers of the town. Tuesday thru Friday, from 9:30am to 11:30am and from 1pm to 5pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, from 10am to 4pm.
Rua Herman Weege, 111, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3387-0408.
Sculptor Ervin Curt Teichmann’s House
It conserves works sculptured in wood, miniatures, molds for Schmidt Porcelain, among other items. Tuesday thru Sunday, from 1pm to 5pm.
Rua XV de Novembro , 791, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3387-0282.
It has a waterwheel functioning and machines used by the cabinetmaker Alex Behling, in the place where the company Móveis Behling started, in the 1940’s. Monday thru Friday, from 9am to 12pm and from 1pm to 6pm; Saturday, from 9am to 1pm.
Rua Alfredo Hoge, 525, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3387-2073
Circolo Trentino di Rodeio
The seat of the association of descendents of the immigrants from Trento, whose objective is to keep alive the roots of Italian immigration. It also houses the Museu de Usos e Costumes da Gente Trentina. It is necessary to schedule a visit beforehand.
Rua Barão do Rio Branco, 1.399, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3384-1343.
It occupies the Salão Hammermeister (Hammermeister Hall), listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). It houses more than a thousand items, among musical instruments and accessories, musical literature, scores, technical designs, teaching methods and material from several places in the world, besides a collection of photographs, programming and recordings of musical activities of Timbó and region. Every third Sunday of the month there is the Café Musical (Musical Café), with recitals. Tuesday thru Sunday and holiday (except holy days), from 8:30am to 11:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Rua Edmundo Bell, s/n, esquina com a SC-477, Dona Clara.
Phone: (47) 3399-0418
Immigrant’s Garden Touristic Complex
Located in the region where the history of the municipality began, it houses the Museu do Imigrante, the historical buildings Casa de Taipa (Stucco House) and Casa Enxaimel (Timber Frame House), and the old mill (currently, nightclub, bar, restaurant and brewery).
Av. Getúlio Vargas, Centro.
Museu do Imigrante
Situated in the Complexo Turístico Jardim do Imigrante, it preserves the history and identity of the German immigrants with objects, utensils and scenarios which reproduce the daily life of the time. Tuesday thru Sunday, from 8:30am to 11h30am and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Av. Getúlio Vargas, 211, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3382-9458.
Casa do Poeta Lindolf Bell
It conserves the furniture, works, garments, trophies and objects used daily by the Santa Catarina poet who created the Poetical Catechism Movement. The complex also contains: the Praça do Poeta (Poet’s Square), the Library and the Casa da Memória (House of Memory). Tuesday thru Sunday, from 8:30am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Rua Quintino Bocaiúva, 902, Quintino Bocaiúva.
Phone: (47) 3399-2074
Museu da Memória dos Imigrantes Alemães de Entrada – Johann Deucher (Johann Deucher – Entrada German Immigrant Memorial Museum)
the museum contains the records of German immigrants that settled in Entrada, forming one of the first centers of the Igreja Adventista do Sétimo Dia (Seventh-day Adventist Church) in Brazil. Right next to it, at the Morro do Trombudo (Trombudo Hill), there is a wooden marker that used to serve as the border marker between the provinces of Santa Catarina and São Paulo. Estrada Geral de Entrada, s/n, Entrada.
Open daily, 2pm to 5:30pm.
Telephone: (49) 9142-9517.
Estátua do Capitão Arzão (Statue of Captain Arzão)
A monument built in honor of the colonizer of the town.
Jardim Hercílio Luz, Centro.
Museu Malinverni Filho (Malinverni Filho Museum)
Paintings, sculptures and objects done by Agostinho Malinverni Filho (1913-1971), considered the best-known artist of Lages. Also features exhibitions by new local artists. Open Monday through Friday, 9am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Rua Manoel Thiago de Castro, 109, Centro.
Fone: (49) 3222-7831.
Museu Histórico Thiago de Castro (Thiago de Castro Historical Museum)
Has a large collection of documents, objects, photos and books donated by the most traditional families in Lages. Open Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm; Saturday, 9am to 12pm.
Rua Benjamin Constant, s/n, on the corner that meets with Rua Hercílio Luz, Centro
Fone: (49) 3222-7603
Memorial Nereu Ramos (Nereu Ramos Memorial)
Photos, documents and personal objects of Nereu Ramos (1888-1958), the only person from Santa Catarina to assume the Presidency of the Republic. Open Monday through Friday, 9am to 11:30am and 1pm to 5pm; Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
Rua Frei Rogério, s/n, on the corner that meets with Aristiliano Ramos, Centro.
Fone: (49) 3224-7425/3223-5410.
The main ones include O Tropeiro (The Drover), which pays homage to the founders of Lages (in front of the Conta Dinheiro Exhibition Park); O Trançador (The Braider), with reverence to the artisans of objects and tools linked to riding (in front of the Cultural Foundation); Os Imigrantes (The Immigrants), which portray the different peoples that make up the city’s current population (corner of Avenida Dom Pedro II and Avenida Primeiro de Maio); O Carro de Molas (The Carriage), which pays homage to this old means of transportation (Praça Vidal Ramos, next to the city bus terminal).
Monumento ao Fundador (Monument to the Founder)
Praça Jaime José Oselame, Centro.
Museu de Artes de São Joaquim (São Joaquim Art Museum)
Works by important artists from Santa Catarina. Open Monday through Friday, 1pm to 5pm.
Praça Cezário Amarante, s/n, Centro.
Telephone: (49) 3233-3549.
Museu Histórico Municipal (Municipal History Museum)
Thematic exhibits linked to the history of the town. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 9am to 11am and 1:30pm to 5pm.
Rua Major Jacinto Goulart, 168, Centro.
Telephone: (49) 3233-2798
Vale do Contestado
Casa da Cultura Coronel Gasparino Zorzi
Installed in the city’s oldest building (1919), which was already home to city hall and the Câmara de Vereadores (Board of Aldermen). Today it is the home of the Historical Museum, an archeological laboratory, an auditorium, and it also maintains permanent exhibits, including those about the region’s archeological sites. Open Monday through Friday, 9am to 11:30am and 1:30 to 5:30.
Praça Lauro Müller, 39, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3541-1554.
Yerba Mate Museum
Located at the Parque de Exposições Ouro Verde (Ouro Verde Exposition Park), it shows the cultivation of yerba mate, from the artisanal production process up through industrialization. Open Tuesday through Friday, 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm; Saturdays and Sundays by appointment only.
On the edge of the BR-280.
Phone: (47) 3622-0609.
Orty Machado History Museum
has brought together weapons, objects, household items, work instruments and photos from the Contestado War, from the colonizers and the Xoclengues Indians, who inhabited the region. Open Monday through Friday, 8am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Rua Vidal Ramos, 632, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3622-0609.
Canoinhas Art Museum (MAC)
Operates attached to the Cultural Foundation and receives temporary exhibits, especially those that bring together works by the various visual arts and design artists from the Universidade do Contestado (UnC). Open Tuesday through Friday, 9am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
Rua Vidal Ramos, 632, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3622-0609.
Hermano Zanoni Historical Museum
The collection covers Concórdia’s various stages of development. Open Monday through Friday, 8am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 5m.
Rua Abramo Eberle, 345, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3442-4645.
Attilio Fontana Memorial
Artistic, historical and cultural exhibits, courses, and educational and musical events. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 3pm to 8pm.
Rua Romano Ancelmo Fontana, 675, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3444-0314
Casa da Cultura Lydia Frey
The first brick residence build in the city, it was transformed into a museum, with historical documents and photos of Fraiburgo. Open Monday through Friday, 8am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm; Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, by appointment.
Av. Arnoldo Frey, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3908-2038 / 3246-0383.
Documents two of the most important battles of the Contestado War. Open Monday through Friday, 8am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm; Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, by appointment. Comunidade de Taquaruçu de Cima.
Access via dirt road, 25 km from the Center.
Phone: (49) 3246-0383 / 9148-3276.
Contestado Archeological and Historical Site
Museum, local cemetery and burial site of the monk José Maria (leader of the peasants). Be sure to also check out the site’s natural attractions, such as the Cachoeiro do Contestado (Contestado Waterfall) and the Cerro Agudo. Guided tours. Open Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm; Saturdays, 8am to 12pm; Sundays 1pm to 5pm.
BR-153, Km 64, a 4 km do Centro.
Phone: (49) 3432-3200.
Built out of concrete by the artist Manoalvim, from Rio Grande do Sul.
It is within the Archeological and Historical Site, in front of the museum.
Camarolli Memorial House
Rebuilt in the new city, it was the residence of one of the first families of Itá. It holds objects and photographs of the pioneers. Open daily, 8:30am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Av. Tancredo Neves, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3458-1047.
Alberton Memorial House
The home of a Germanic architect that was rebuilt in the new city, it holds many of the original parts. Open daily, 8:30am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Praça Luís Sartoretto, 17, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3458-1047.
Monumento aos Imigrantes (Monument to Immigrants)
Set of works representing Polish (the white eagle and the image of Our Lady of Monte Claro) and Ukrainian (pêssanka) symbols.
Rua Osmar Semmer, s/n, Centro.
Centro Paleontológico / Museu da Terra e da Vida (Paleontological Center / Earth and Life Museum)
There are fossils and evidence of geological events occurring approximately 300 million years ago. Groups can schedule accompanied field routes. Monday thru Friday, 8am to 12pm, from 1:30pm to 5pm and from 7pm to 9pm; Saturday, from 8:30am to 12pm.
Avenida Nereu Ramos, 1.071, attached to the Universidade do Contestado, Jardim do Moinho.
Phone (47) 3641-5514.
Prefeito Salustiano Costa Júnior Municipal Museum
A rich collection inherited from the Syrian, Lebanese, German, Ukrainian, Polish and Italian colonizers. There are also archeological pieces. Open Monday through Friday, 9am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 5pm.
Rua Prudente de Moraes, 340, Centro.
Phone: (42) 3522-0649 – Fundação Cultural.
Leovegildo Dalmas Rural Museum
Has a grain mill with a waterwheel, in addition to documents and photos of the pioneers. Visits, which are guided by the owner, must be scheduled.
Open daily, 8am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm.
SC-302, s/n, São Miguel da Serra Interior, 26 km from the Center.
Phone: (42) 3522-4333.
Casa Cultural Anibal Khury
The 1929 building, known by the residents as “Castelinho,” was listed as a historical heritage site and is home to the Casa Cultural, which organizes musical events and exhibitions, with a focus on the regional culture. Open Monday through Friday, 9am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 5pm.
Rua Coronel Belarmino, 435, Centro.
Phone: (42) 3523-9280.
Austrian Immigration Museum
The former residence of Andreas Thaler (former Austrian minister who lead the group of immigrants that founded Treze Tílias), contains objects, photographs and documents about the colonization of the city. It was built in 1937. Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Rua Dr. Basílio Celestino de Oliveira, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3537-0997.
Museu Cônego Willibaldo Grunvald
It maintains liturgical and personal objects of Canon Willibaldo, a German monk who lived in Vargeão for almost 40 years. Temporarily closed. Located beside the Igreja Matriz São Paulo Apóstolo (Parish Church Saint Paul the Apostle).
Avenida 21 de Abril, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3434-0148 – Town Hall.
Museu do Imigrante
It preserves photos, domestic and daily utensils and objects of the cultivating pioneer families. Temporarily closed.
Avenida 21 de Abril, 864, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3434-0148 – Town Hall.
Mário de Pellegrin Wine Museum
Built in 1931, its collection refers to the town’s Italian colonization and the path of the grape and wine in the town. It has equipment used by the first manufacturers of the beverage. Open Tuesday through Friday from 8:30am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 6pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm to 6pm.
Rua Padre Anchieta, 344, Matriz.
Phone: (49) 3566-6133
Perdigão VIP Space
Has a permanent collection about the history of Perdigão, one of the country’s biggest agribusiness companies, founded in the city in 1934. It also hosts cultural events. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 11:30am and 2pm to 5pm.
Rua Saul Brandalise, 39, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3533-9442.
Monumento O Desbravador/Memorial Paulo de Siqueira (Monument The Tamer/Memorial Paulo de Siqueira)
)The work is the visiting card of Chapecó. The statute 14 m in height, which pays homage to the Rio Grande do Sul colonizer, was created by the plastic artist Paulo de Siqueira, who also produced the paintings and sculptures which are part of the Memorial, at the base of the monument. Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Avenida Getúlio Vargas, 17 N, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3321-8593.
Museu de História e Arte de Chapecó (Chapecó Art and History Museum) (MHAC)/ Museu Municipal Antônio Selistre de Campos (Antônio Selistre de Campos Municipal Museum)
They group together the archeological and ethnological collection of the Caingangue and Guarani tribes, as well as photographic records of historical moments of Chapecó. Both are housed in the Town Hall building, built in 1940 and listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Avenida Getúlio Vargas, 17 N, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3321-8593.
Museu da Cultura Italiana (Italian Culture Museum)
It preserves furniture and utensils of the pioneering immigrants, in a building which simulates an Italian house from the start of the 19th century. Schedule a visit.
Phone: (49) 3328-0377.
Museu Tropeiro Velho (Old Cattle Driver)
)It keeps domestic items and utensils of the old residents of the town and, mainly, of the cattle drivers who passed through the region. It has an area for leisure and camping. Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 12pm and from 1pm to 5pm. Property of the Fonseca Family, at 15 km from the Center.
Line Boa Vista.
Phone: (49) 9107-5210.
Praça Coronel Bertaso
Seat of the Galeria Municipal de Artes (Municipal Art Gallery), it has a cultural history recounting the wood cycle of Chapecó, besides a children’s park and illuminated spring with a water jet. Center.
Fritz Plaumann Entomological Museum
A collection of 80 thousand specimens of insects from 17 thousand species, 1,500 of which were discovered by Plaumann himself. It also contains documents and personal objects of the entomologist. It is located in front of the house where he spent his last years, on a hill in the district of Nova Teutônia. You must schedule a visit. Open Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 5:30pm; Saturdays, 9am to 5pm.
Distrito de Nova Teutônia.
Phone: (49) 3452-1191
Viúva Nute Memorial House
Holds a collection with photos and objects from the German colonization. It is in one of the first houses built in Nova Teutônia, in the 1930s. Open Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Rua 25 de Julho, s/n, distrito de Nova Teutônia.
Phone: (49) 3452-1191.
Casa da Cultura Biágio Aurélio Paludo
The Fundação Cultural de Seara (Seara Cultural Foundation) includes the Casa da Cultura Biágio Aurélio Paludo, the Municipal Library, and the Centro de Memória Antônio Zanuzzo. It has a collection that tells the story of the city and the Italian colonization and also offers various music, dance and theater classes. Open daily, 8am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 9pm.
Rua 7 de Setembro, 2, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3452-4065.
Caminhos da Fronteira
Marco das Três Fronteiras
A place of political, cultural and religious relevance, where one can find the images of Our Lady of Aparecida (patron saint of Brazil) and Our Lady of Lujan (patron saint of Argentina) – each one facing in the direction of their country of origin. Brazilians and Argentineans take part in the masses which are held in the place every Friday. A few meters away there is the Memorial da Fronteira (Border Memorial).
Av. Internacional, s/n, Centro.
Museu Histórico Prof. Edvino Carlos Hölscher
It preserves artifacts of the natives who inhabited the region, besides objects, photos and utensils which tell the history of the colonization and development of the municipality, totaling more than 7 thousand items. Monday thru Friday, from 7:30am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 5:30am.
Linha Olímpio, s/n (at 10 km from the Center).
Phone: (49) 3645-0159.
Museu Comunitário Almiro Theobaldo Müller
It preserves traces of shell mounds, objects of ceramic, flaked stone and polished stone. Human presence in the region approximately 8,600 years ago was proven by excavations in the banks of the Rio Uruguai, which revealed the presence of charcoal, whose samples underwent carbon tests in the museums of the USA and France, confirming the validity of the items found. Monday thru Friday, from 7:30am to 11:30am and from 1pm to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday, only with scheduling.
SC-472, s/n, Jardim Bela Vista.
Phone: (49) 3677-0423.
São Miguel do Oeste
Museu Histórico Ruy Arcádio Luchesi
It preserves photos and objects which tell the history of the colonization of the municipality. In the Centro Municipal Cultural Olímpio Dal Magro (Cultural Municipal Center Olímpio Dal), where it is installed, the Culture, Leisure and Tourism Secretariat and Public Library also function. Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 11:45am and from 1:30pm to 5:45pm.
Rua 7 de Setembro, 2.045, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3621-1879.
Caminho dos Cânions
Museu Histórico Municipal (Municipal History Museum)
Has preserved the pioneers’ utensils and tools and has archeological artifacts that prove that there were humans present in the region between 400 and 1000 years ago. Open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm. It is located at the Centro de Educação e Cultura (Educational and Cultural Center).
Praça Capitão Jorge Tramontin, s/n, Centro.
Telephone: (48) 3535-1732.