Embu das Artes Tours

Embu das Artes
Known simply as Embu to most, the town of Embu das Artes, just outside São Paulo, was founded in 1554, and by the 1930s Embu was already making a name for itself as an artists' hub. 

Come at the weekends to enjoy the Arts and Handicrafts Market. Launched in the late ‘60s, it's been popular ever since. This open-air fair extends along Embu's cobbled streets in the historic town center, and there are 940 exhibitors all in all, with thousands coming each weekend to pick-up arts and crafts, food and clothes.  

On weekdays, it’s worth visiting the Capela São Lázaro chapel, built in 1934 by Embuense community, where you can see the famous picture of St. Lazare by local artist Cássio M’Boy. You can also visit the cultural center Centro Cultural Mestre Assis de Embu, which exhibits local artists and hosts small concerts, plays, and lectures. 

The Memorial Sakai museum houses the works of famous terracotta sculptor Tadakiyo Sakai, and the Museu do Índio hosts native Brazilian art and exhibits on indigenous culture, beliefs, and customs. The Nossa Senhora do Rosário Church is also worth visiting.

Practical Info

A 20-minute drive from downtown São Paulo, the Arts and Handicrafts Market is held on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 8am-6pm. To get there by metro, get off at Campo Limpo station (purple line), and from there, take the inter-municipal bus to Embu Centro which will take you to downtown Embu das Artes. 
Address: Embu das Artes, Brazil
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City Tour Embu Das Artes

Discover this bucolic colonial town of Embu das Artes, surrounded by historic buildings, in the interior of São Paulo known for having a great concentration of artists and craftsmen. Be enchanted by the local culture that gathers in its open-air fair all kinds of artistic representation, be it in decoration, paintings, furniture, clothes, dance, theater or music.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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5-hour Artistic Town of Embu das Artes

Get away from Sao Paulo’s bustle visiting the charming colonial & historical town of “Embu das Artes” 40 min from São Paulo main hotel area. Explore the art galleries, artisan shops, handicraft stalls and gastronomic delights in the company of a private tour guide.
The Embu is known for its weekly arts and crafts fairs. The fair and shops offer a broad range of paintings, home decorative objects, wood carvings, ceramics, religious goods, furniture, folk arts, art galleries, gems, old coins and bank notes, tchotchkes, puppies, board games, porcelains, sculptures, baskets, lace, jewelry, tools, etc... The selection is outstanding and very reasonably priced. It’s lined up in the main square & radiating streets lots of cozy cafés and a myriad of eateries where you can dine on lunch and sample delicious Brazilian typical dishes & desserts. Take the chance to visit this lovely town & get to know about the luster that make it reference when it comes to artistic expression of all kinds.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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