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Otrobanda, Willemstad

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Visit Otrobanda, one of the most historically important areas of the capital of Curacao. Within the area, there are over 800 UNESCO-listed monuments. Originally developed in the 18th century, the area now serves as a popular shopping destination. The now redeveloped neighborhood houses many historical merchants’ homes, and offers great examples of Dutch colonial architecture. From here, you can also enjoy panoramic views of Punda and the open sea. Sip on a coffee on a cafe terrace, or visit the stalls set up from time to time by vendors. Use our Willemstad trip generator to visit Otrobanda on your trip to Willemstad, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Otrobanda has a popular trade, more local residents. Except for the Renaissance complex, which includes shopping, Casino and restaurant. Also has a camel fair.
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  • Nice for a stroll. Especially the Kura Hulanda Hotel area, the waterfront and the Rift Fort, but less to see and do in Otrobanda than on the other side in Punda. Special recommendation to visit the Sl...  more »
  • Otrobanda is a fascinating area to visit. We were on foot in the daytime and tried to stay pretty much in busy areas. We had been warned by locals not to stray into quieter places even during the day ...  more »

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