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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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  • Enjoyed walking through this very historical building and museum. The museum docent was very informative as well. Don’t skip a walk through of the museum 
    Enjoyed walking through this very historical building and museum. The museum docent was very informative as well. Don’t skip a walk through of the museum  more »
  • This is an essential destination both for Jewish visitors and for anyone interested in the island's history. We visited the synagogue and attached museum and attended Friday evening services. All are....  more
    This is an essential destination both for Jewish visitors and for anyone interested in the island's history. We visited the synagogue and attached museum and attended Friday evening services. All are....  more »
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  • Lovely experience learning about the religious history of the Spanish Portuguese jews. The space speaks holy. There is also a museum that shares further, the rich history. Only US$10 per person and males must wear skull cap while in the Synagogue. Open Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • 10$ entrance Not allowing to picture insude the museum.. Very interesting! Recommend to read, especially at the first room inside the museum.

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