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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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  • Very interesting museum and beautiful synagogue. Definitely worth a visit if your traveling to curaçao. My children enjoyed going to a Jewish museum that was not about the Holocaust. 
    Very interesting museum and beautiful synagogue. Definitely worth a visit if your traveling to curaçao. My children enjoyed going to a Jewish museum that was not about the Holocaust.  more »
  • We spotted this rather impressive building on Hanchi Snoa in downtown Willemstad, the entrance is around the corner The street level wall was painted a bright orange while the higher levels, with... 
    We spotted this rather impressive building on Hanchi Snoa in downtown Willemstad, the entrance is around the corner The street level wall was painted a bright orange while the higher levels, with...  more »
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  • Quiet and beautiful. Sand floors. Centuries of history. Museum next door is a very worthwhile experience too.
  • 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

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