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This is a gem in Curaçao. I could have come to Curaçao just to visit this synagogue. The musuem contains rare and ancient collectables that you only read about in textbooks.
My partner and I went to services and found an extremely welcoming rabbi. He...More
We have been here many time, I like to sit and feel the surroundings, Trying to feel what it was like 100 ,200, or even three hundred or more years ago that people sat in the same spot I am sitting in know Praying for...More
My husband and I stopped here on a cruise. He had read of this place on the map and so we just walked right over from the major downton tourist shops (few blocks). We aren't even Jewish but this place was so inspiring and a...More
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.
If you are...More
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
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.