Assu

General information

Located 220 Km from Natal, the municipality of Assu is known for its rich culture and thanks to the intelligence and the existing poetic inspiration in the blood of the ‘ assuenses’, came to be known as the “Athens Norte-Rio-Grandense”. The city is also famous for exporting tropical delicacies that have won the world: melons, grapes, acerolas, mangos, and bananas, all of them leave here to go all over the world. Religious tourism is also a strong point in Assu, in the month of June, receiving thousands of faithful for the feasts dedicated to the Patron Saint João Batista. The handicraft is also outstanding in the local commerce, being exported to various states in Brazil.

How to get there


Distance from Natal: 220 km
Leave Natal, following BR- 101, then take BR-304 to the municipality of Assu.

Special attractions and points of interest

  • Chapada do Palheiro
  • Trails through the grottos and caves of Lagoa do Piató
  • Rio Assu delta
  • Lakes
  • Carnaúba plantations
  • Historical monuments
  • Handicraft (carnauba straw, embroidery, macramé, canvas painting, cross point, yo-yo puffs, tapestry, ceramics, vagonite embroidery, wood, recycling of newspaper).

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