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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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  • I did not read any reviews before visiting the synagogue and was very surprised to see the Sand Floors when we entered! It was soo cool! They also have a nice museum and gift shop associated with the ...  more »
  • Worth a visit for anyone, besides the unusual Synagogue itself with beautiful carved wooden interior and an original sand floor, the museum includes the original complex with rooms and furnishings and...  more »
  • My cousin told me that since we were going to Curacao we must go visit the Synagogue. It was relatively easy to find. The experience was very moving and quite enlightening. The history is fascinating,...  more »
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