Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, Willemstad

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Visit the oldest standing synagogue in the Americas, Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. The community can trace its roots to the 1650s, when Spanish and Portuguese Jews who had been living in the Netherlands and Brazil came to Curacao. The current building dates from 1730 and displays an attractive colonial style, with yellow-hue walls and white ornamentations. Step inside to see the well-preserved interior's many striking features, including three vaulted ceilings and a central chandelier. An onsite museum details the history of the synagogue and Jews in the Americas. By using our Willemstad attractions app, you can arrange your visit to Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue and other attractions in Willemstad.
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  • It was good to learn more about the history of Jewish people in Curaçao. The only slightly weird thing is that their floor is just like a beach, praying with sand between your toes? 
    It was good to learn more about the history of Jewish people in Curaçao. The only slightly weird thing is that their floor is just like a beach, praying with sand between your toes?  more »
  • Got dragged in here in a rainstorm by a fellow cruiser who wanted to see it since it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Glad we visited--interesting to find such a place in tropical island. Wish we'd... 
    Got dragged in here in a rainstorm by a fellow cruiser who wanted to see it since it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Glad we visited--interesting to find such a place in tropical island. Wish we'd...  more »
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  • Great visit. Awesome historical spot. Security guard was very helpful and knowledgable.
  • Oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere in downtown Willemstad. Visit the synanagogue during the week. Entrance fee for the museum is 10 dollars. The visit is worth your while.

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