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A MUST see place !! One of the most special synagogue you will ever see !
Send floor, so that the inquisition would not hear your steps, as the Jews in Spain would pray in basements and put send, to avoid detection.
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Sand floors, elegant brass chandeliers, mahogany bema and colored glass windows that reflect beautiful blue light. Like no other synagogue you've visited, the oldest synagogue in continuous use in the Americas. A must visit.
Me and my husband came to Curacao on honeymoon. We knew we had to see the oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere. It was amazing to experience walking into the synagogue. If you are in Curacao you must go! Help keep history alive and enjoy...More
An amazing experience. The building from the outside is beautiful, but it pays to go in. The entry fee is $10 which may be a little pricy for some, but I think they really need it to support the upkeep. The synagogue itself is immaculately...More
I have visited Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue at least eight times. My wife and I own a timeshare on Curacao and visit the island annually and we love to visit this synagogue. It dates back to 1732 and was modeled after a European Portuguese synagogue. This...More
We attended services here in the past and also toured the synagogue once. Today we went to the gift shop only to pick up a few items and to help support this wonderful congregation.
The sand floor is unique in my experience and really adds...More
On our last Celebrity cruise, we took a tour about Jewish History and Culture. It included this synagogue, a Jewish cemetery and a Jewish rum distillery. We booked through Curacao Tour and Taxi, and our guide, Jude Reyes, was wonderful. We were fortunate enough to...More
The Synagogue is an absolute must when visiting Curacao. The museum tells the rich Jewish history of Curacao and brings it to life with the many personal items. One of the is the Leica Freedom Camera. The Leitz family saved many Jews during the war.
As the previous person told you, it is very easy to get to the Synagogue wherever your cruise docks.In any case, head to the floating bridge and right after you cross it, there there is a tourist info point where you can... More
As the previous person told you, it is very easy to get to the Synagogue wherever your cruise docks.In any case, head to the floating bridge and right after you cross it, there there is a tourist info point where you can pick up a map. From there, it is not more than 5 minute walk.