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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  • 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 »
  • The synagogue is a modified architectural copy of the Amsterdam Portuguese synagogue and similar to London’s Bevis Marks synagogue - not surprising, since all come from the same period and were built....  more
    The synagogue is a modified architectural copy of the Amsterdam Portuguese synagogue and similar to London’s Bevis Marks synagogue - not surprising, since all come from the same period and were built....  more »
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  • Fascinating piece of history. Museum is worth seeing. There's also a great gift shop.
  • Friendly congregants. Inviting service and Kiddush.

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