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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. Put Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue into our Willemstad itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Beautiful synagogue, made it to the Portuguese synagogue of Amsterdam. The building dates from 1830, but the synagogue was founded in 1674.
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  • Visiting this synagogue and the museum was a really worthwhile experience for our family. We came back on Friday night for Shabbat services and enjoyed those as well. The sand covered floor of the tem...  more »
  • Being Jewish, it was especially interesting to me. Prior to my visit I was not aware of the Jewish heritage on Curacao.  more »
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