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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  • The Mikve synagogue is supposedly the oldest synagogue in the new world. This could be accurate since the oldest Jewish cementary is also on this island. It is very well conserved and worth the visit  more »
  • A few weeks ago, to be precise on Dec 30, 2017, I was in Curacao and walked (almost 35 minutes) all the way to your synagogue. When we arrived there - along with my wife and 2 quests - we were denied ...  more »
  • The synagogue in the old city can be visited for high integrity along with the Museum. Particularly impressive is the sand-covered floor of the synagogue.
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  • Beautiful Synagogue. I enjoy the Friday night service. Great Kiddush with tasty Ayacas. Curacao is the best place in the Caribbean, my ancestors move to Curacao from Amsterdam 300 years ago, and I feel home in Curacao.
  • Visited this historic gem twice, and will visit again every time we have the chance. The synagogue is awesome and the museum is a bonus.
  • Nice small Synagogue with a museum attached. Not the greatest $10 I've spent but definitely worth a visit.
  • Pretty building.sand on the floor....ok. But the grotesque attitude of some people there....better spend your 10 US dollars on Ice Cream.....
  • Oldest active Synagogue in the Americas. Beautiful with sand floor. A must if you're in the area.
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