Flowers, gastronomy and handicraft
Holambra is known as the “City of the Flowers” and accounts for 60% of the Brazilian domestic flower market and 40% of the Brazilian flower exports. Roses, tulips, orchids and other plants are the highlights during the Expoflora, a traditional fair that is held in September. The town offers visits to flower farms and garden centers.
Colonized by Dutch immigrants, Holambra conserves its traditions and features attractions such as the Dutch Windmill (the largest in Latin America), the Cultural Historical Museum, besides shops of typical Dutch products and Brazilian handicraft.
Holambra has options for all types of travelers, all year round. The Gastronomic Tour is delightful and the Rural Tour enables excellent contact with nature.
Gastronomic Tour (typical Dutch and Brazilian food), Expoflora – The Dutch Flower Fair, Rancho da Cachaça, Holambra Museum, United Peoples Mill, Schornstein Brewery and Rural Tour.
Carnival (February), Queen’s Day (April), Carriage Gymkhana (May), Hortitec (June), Enflor and Garden Fair, Trekker Trek – Modified Trucks and Zeskamp (tournament among Dutch colonies) (July), Flea Market (August), Expoflora (September), City Anniversary (October), Saint Nicholas Festival, Christmas Lights and Live Nativity Scene (December).
City Hall: www.prefeituraholambra.com.br
Tourist Office: (55 + 19) 3802-1303
Holambra is 120km from São Paulo, in the Campinas area.
Car: Rodovia Bandeirantes until you reach Campinas, then take Rodovia D. Pedro I, then Rodovia SP-340 and finally SP-107 to Holambra.
Viação Cometa - 0800-942-0030 - www.viacaocometa.com.br
Viação Santa Cruz - 0800-888-0809 - www.viacaosantacruz.com.br
Buses depart from Terminal Rodoviário do Tietê (São Paulo – SP). Buy a ticket to Mogi-Mirim and tell the driver you are staying on the road to Holambra. From there to the center of the town, you need to take a cab: (55 + 19) 9602-2949, 9112-3260 or 9764-4542.
Hotels and Restaurants
Pousada do Rancho - (55 + 19) 3802 4658 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.ranchodacachaca.com.br
Madurodam Restaurant - Praça dos Pioneiros, 56, Centro - (55 + 19) 3802 2382 - email@example.com
Garden Restaurant - Rod. SP 107, km 29 - (55 + 19) 3802 1984 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sabor e Arte - Restaurant, Snack Bar, Ice Cream Parlor - Rua Rota dos Imigrantes, 470, lj 111, Centro - (55 + 19) 3802 2122 - email@example.com
Choperia Krug - Beer house - Alameda Portal, 49 - (55 + 19) 3802 1391 - www.choperiaholambra.com.br
Casa da Esfiha - Arab specialties - Rua Centáureas, 384, Jd. Morada das Flores - (55 + 19) 3802 4401 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pioneiro - Snack bar - Rua Rota dos Imigrantes, 167, Centro - (55 + 19) 3802 7999 - email@example.com
Vanilla Ice - Ice cream parlor - Avenida das Tulipas, 116, Centro - (55 + 19) 3802 2541 - www.vanilaicesorveterias.com.br