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Otrobanda, Willemstad

(3.3/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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 Curacao trip generator to visit Otrobanda on your trip to Curacao, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great non-touristy shopping area. We brought home some great clothing dealsfrom Otrobanda. Will definitely visit again, on our next trip to Curacao 
  • Tourist and locals alike. Little shops tucked away and tourist spots. Good for a few hours but not a day - I don't think - without visiting some of the museums and such in the area. 
  • If there is, you should consider it. But for this to arrive - no.! Unfortunately, the building in the front row are aufgehübscht for a first impression. Go but 2 or 3 streets, you can see how it sometimes really set to Rhapsody and Curacao. The refinery is the largest employer (shell). This ensures very many jobs. In contrast to this, the shadow economy of the South American cocaine is but industry. Daily is smuggled cocaine to the further distribution on the island from the nearby Venezuela and Colombia to America and Europe. Here we speak not about small quantities but 100th kilos per transport. And the Kokainpresie are therefore one-tenth de Western countries. Accordingly there are also people who consumed zuiviel of them. An acquisitive low consumers virtually does not exist by the low prices. Certain areas of Wihelmstad are advisable to visit little, but away from the tourist areas. Local corruption, common in South America, there are nevertheless despite the Dutch coinage. Caution when you see someone snake line and the warning flasher having on - he of drunk and alert so that the police is the other road users - pragmatic looking after so long as there are no accident. Primary health care is not bad but the hospital about 100 years old and conforms to any Western standard.
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