Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, Willemstad

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#2 of 16 in Museums in Curacao
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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  • I visited twice on my 2016 visit, The first time with a friend whose family has been part of the Synagogue since its inception. They have seats assigned from the 1600's. I am not a superstitious perso...  more »
  • It's worth a visit to the synagogue. It well maintained, the building is beautiful. And it's the only synagogue I know that has sand for floor.  more »
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  • Great visit. Awesome historical spot. Security guard was very helpful and knowledgable.
  • Oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere in downtown Willemstad. Visit the synanagogue during the week. Entrance fee for the museum is 10 dollars. The visit is worth your while.
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