Handicraft, rustic furniture and good food
Close to São Paulo city, Embu das Artes does justice to its name as it is home to several antique dealers, galleries, furniture stores and good food. On weekends and on holidays, the main attraction is the Handicraft fair, held in the historic center.
Francisco Rizzo Lake Park has a vast green area and a lake. The ecologic park has a cooper track, toy & leisure center, library and a seedling greenhouse. Moreover, it’s where the city’s main events take place.
Other attractions are the Jesuit Sacred Art Museum, with works from the 18th to the 20th century, and the Indian Museum, with one of the state’s finest collections.
Jesuit Sacred Art Museum, Indian Museum, Embu das Artes Culture Center, Sakai Memorial, Casa dos Artesãos (Home of the Artisans), São Lázaro chapel, Francisco Rizzo lake park.
Sailboat championship (April/August/September and November), Orchid Exhibition (May and December), Só Fusca and Santa Cruz Festival (May), Week of the Japanese Culture (June), Flowers and Plants Festival (September), Art Christmas (December).
Tourist Office: (55 + 11) 4785-3566
Tourist Support Center: (55 + 11) 4704-6565
Embu is 27 km from São Paulo (SP).
Car: Rodovia Régis Bittencourt (BR-116), Rodoanel and Rodovia Raposo Tavares (SP-270).
Bus: Buses depart from Anhangabaú (next to the metro station) and from Cardeal Arcoverde street (Pinheiros district).
Hotels and Restaurants
Hotel Almenat - Rua Águas Marinhas, 271 (3 km off the historic center) - (55 + 11) 4785-1000 - www.almenat.com.br (only for corporate groups that hold events in their facilities)
Embu Park Hotel – Rodovia Régis Bittencourt, km 283 - (55 + 11) 4704 5123 - www.embuparkhotel.com.br
Hotel Rancho Silvestre - Estrada Votorantim, 700 – Bairro Votorantim (2 km off the historic center) - (55 + 11) 4785-5000 - www.ranchosilvestre.com.br
Pousada Ziuenomoto - Rua Taji Takahashi, 330 - Jardim Marajoara (3 km off the historic center) - (55 + 11) 4704-256 - www.ziuenomoto.com.br
Pousada O Garimpo - Rua da Matriz, 136 – Historic Center - (55 + 11) 4785-1400 - www.ogarimpo.com
Pousada N. S. Aparecida – Rua Padre João Álvares, 42 – Centro - (55 + 11) 4704-6905 - www.sibnsapousada.com.br
Empório São Pedro – Viela Lavadeiras, 28/75 - (55 + 11) 4781-2797
O Garimpo – R. da Matriz, 136, Centro - (55 + 11) 4704-6344
Buenos Aires – R. da Matriz, 62, Centro - (55 + 11) 4781-1346