Holambra is a very beautiful country town full of flowers. In this article I will tell you a little of what this city provided me during part of my journey there, get to know the incredible places in Holambra!
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Who am I?
Before continuing, let me introduce myself.
I’m Rodrigo Schmiegelow, an advertiser specializing in Digital Marketing, today I live as a Digital Nomad (what is it). In other words, I have geographic freedom and can work from anywhere in the world.
That’s why I can have amazing experiences like this.
I started a trip around the world to get to know places, cultures and regional cuisines. I will bring great surprises from these experiences.
I’m on the Farofa expedition, getting to know regional cuisines from all over Brazil.
Incredible places in Holambra
The umbrella street in Holambra
After leaving the romantic deck – deck romântico,, you face a street with several umbrellas on it. The scenery is very beautiful and there’re also some Dutch houses that are really cute.
This part of the tour is where we find more stores, the sidewalk leads to an alley full of shops selling souvenirs, sweets, ice cream, there is also a restaurant, a brewery… In my opinion, it is a great place for both family, friends and couples, there is everything and for everyone, in addition to being a peaceful and welcoming place.
We didn’t buy anything in this part of the tour, as we had already eaten a lot, the stores seem empty when compared to those in São Paulo. There aren’t many options for restaurants, but they are very neat and cute. Although, being a tourist region, Holambra isn’t very cheap.
It was in this place that a bus passed, which had a poster announcing free tickets, which caught my attention. Well, here in São Paulo I use public transport a lot and the price is very high, almost 5 reais per ticket which hurts my pocket (less than $1 dollars).
I loved it, I almost got on the bus just to see what it’s like to be a passenger without having to pay a fortune. I even sent a photo to some friends. lol
Pracinha de Holambra – Holambra square
The square is certainly within the incredible places in Holambra list.
We crossed the street that led straight to a small square, the square was as charming as everything else in the city, it had a very nice fountain and an environment with a small lake with fish where people threw coins and made wishes. At the time, we didn’t even have a coin, so we used small pebbles. Why not? The children no longer wanted to stop throwing stones.
In that same environment there was a chair, a little garden with beautiful flowers and a covered well.
I saw the well from afar and wanted to show it to my nephew and niece, on the way my nephew Gabriel picked up a fallen leaf from the ground and squeezed it in his hand. The leaf was so hard that it cut his hand. I swear I didn’t even know leaves like that existed.
But other than that, the tour was great.
About the landscape
The region is so cute and sweet that there were several people doing photo books.
In that same square there was a very nice church, it was a Catholic church, normally used for funerals there, I believe, because on the other side of the street there was a cemetery.
I am not religious, but that church enchanted me, very nice, calm, peaceful, fresh and beautiful.
Moinho de Holambra (Tower Mill) – One of the most amazing places in Holambra
We continued the tour towards the mill. It was big and enchanted my niece. I told her it was Rapunzel’s castle and we kept telling Rapunzel to let her braids down.
The first time we went there, we arrived at this mill after 5 pm, when it was closing, so we could not enter. We went to the city for the second time the following weekend and we arrived in time to kill Malu’s desire to visit Rapunzel’s castle, aka the mill.
The entry was 12 reais per person and children did not pay ($2 dollars). After 3 flights of stairs, (a staircase with short steps), we got there.
My nephew is afraid of heights, so could only see the landscape and they were already wanting to go down. And now how do you go down these short steps with two children?
Well, my sister went down with one child and I with another, but I had to go down with the child in my arms. I confess that I was shaking, but we did it lol.
After that, we rolled and played in the grass and ended that wonderful walk, on that wonderful day, with wonderful weather.
When it’s time to get back home – incredible places in Holambra
When it was time to return, 3 things stood out.
The first is that everything closes very early and by 7 pm there was hardly anyone on the street.
The second is that there was no one on the street and even with everything dark, I wasn’t afraid to walk there, it’s incredibly peaceful and empty.
The third was that on the way back, we passed a park, it was completely pitch black and we were singing. My brother,Matheus was imitating my niece Malu, who has a sweet voice, but which is very out of tune singing.
He yelled “Moaaaaaaanaaaa”(the movie Moana) and out of nowhere we heard another “Moaaaaaaanaaaa”, and that’s when I had the experience of, for the first time in my life, hearing what a real echo is. So we started screaming and listening to the echoes. It was a great end to the day.
Holambra is undoubtedly one of the most charming cities I’ve ever been to, and obviously I recommend a tour to that little town.