The area has been inhabited as far back as 2000 BC. The first European contact was by the Portuguese in 1514, and the city was founded in 1673 as "Desterro."
Today, Florianopolis is known for its city lights, skyline, metropolitan downtown area, beaches, surfing, high quality of life, wealth, history, colonial architecture, cuisine, and beauty.
People Born in Florianopolis
Florianopolis in People's Lives
Jared Leto: I visited here in December of 2007 to spend the New Year, going into 2008, with my friend Brandon Boyd of the band Incubus.