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Otrobanda, Willemstad
(3.2/5 based on 750+ 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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  • In the face of Punda (whom we see better the whole of the facades since there), Otrobanda is a smaller, less touristy area (except Rif Fort) and area of berthing ferries. A few restaurants and shops. A large commercial Street to the "local"... A must see!
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  • The right bank of the canal of access of vessels, Otrobanda preserves its cultural heritage Rico, taking us to a historic journey.
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  • Very authentic place, another area of Willemstad. In the daytime here very cute, no annoying crowds and felt originality. However, as I was told by locals, after raccoons here is better not to walk, the area is more kriminogennyj than Punta. For myself I felt when on the street began to pester, offering weed and drugs. Pretty fast from there.
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