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“Important landmark for Jews and lovers of religion”

Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
Ranked #12 of 116 things to do in Willemstad
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Owner description: The Western Hemisphere's oldest synagogue in continuous use was founded in 1651 by 12 families from Amsterdam.
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The is the first synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Beautiful chapel...it has an all-sand floor. A lot of history to learn and celebrate y

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We actually attended a holiday service (Purim). The congregation was very welcoming, the cantor conducted an enjoyable service and the history and building itself were very interesting. Worth a visit to hear about the early Jewish residents who fled from Spain and found a safe home in Curaçao.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It is very old, singularly unique and an integral institution in the development of Curacao. The Jewish diaspora found a relatively safe place to grow here. The structure symbolizes their fears, and reflects their resilience in its structure and survival.

Thank Ken G
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Lovely building with a resonant history. Do try to see it with a personal tour from Gigi - a member of the congregation who does a great tour of Curacao focussed on its Jewish heritage.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The synagogue and adjoining museum were a "must see" on our trip to Curacao and we were not disappointed. The museum has many interesting artifacts and gives you a good sense of the history of the Jewish population on the island.

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