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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  • July 24, 2017
    This is a small museum. Well located in an area that day is safe. The fee per person is high. The walk is worthwhile and is interesting. The architectural styles that can be seen from inside are numerous.
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  • July 16, 2017
    very interesting for anyone who has interest in religions, history and past. the floor is of Earth beaten to remember the pilgrimage of the people through the desert
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  • July 14, 2017
    Beautiful synagogue. Was not close when we were there but from the outside even though nice but not really something to special to plan a trip to.
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  • December 22, 2015
    More cool
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