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Culture of Curacao. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The Plaza Hotel, Willemstad Main attractions of Curacao are concentrated in the metropolitan area, but you can find many interesting excursion sites in and around Willemstad. Among historic sites of the capital beautiful colonial buildings has to be mentioned, as well as eight of castles that have managed to preserve perfectly to this day. The most beautiful ones are considered castles of Nassau and Amsterdam, until recently these powerful fortifications protected the island from pirates and invaders. Among iconic attractions of Willemstad there are three old bridges bearing names of Dutch queens.
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The most famous cultural institution is considered Curacao Museum, which represents a priceless collection of art and antiquities. One of museum’s halls is dedicated to the collection of old paintings, and in the other you can see the beautiful antique furniture. Among those represented in the museum, there are exhibits of antique maps, as well as items of Indian art.
An important object of the tour is the Senior winery that all guests of the island try to visit. It produces the Curacao liquor. Visitors of the winery will have an opportunity to observe the process of drink production. Winery is located in the beautiful 19th-century mansion. Traditionally the tour ends with liquor tasting. Copyright
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In the neighborhood of the capital there is the famous natural attraction – Hatok caves. Curious travelers are attracted to these places by the prospect of seeing huge stalactites and incredibly beautiful underground lake. Main inhabitants of the caves are colonies of bats; tour participants will be able to learn a lot of interesting facts about lives of these amazing creatures.
Ocean View at Westpoint Another famous natural landmark is located in the western part of Curacao. Beautiful Christoffel Park becomes a habitat for many animals and birds; during a walk around the reserve you can see iguanas and rabbits, white-tailed deer and lizards, as well as donkeys and exotic birds. A high tower was built in the reserve especially for tourists, so you can enjoy the natural splendor from a viewing platform. At the entrance to the reserve there is the Museum of Natural History that organizes amazing tours every day.
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The Curacao Maritime Museum is of great Interest for tourists wishing to get acquainted with the maritime history of the island. Among its exhibits are sailors' uniforms, ship models, ship logs, photographs. The museum tells the story of world navigation, great attention is paid to piracy. Another advantage of the museum is its favorable location along the picturesque harbor, which also allows you to enjoy magnificent views. Art connoisseurs come to Landhuis Bloemhof and Landhuis Jan Kok where impressive collections of wonderful works of fine art are stored. The galleries are housed in historic mansions featuring well-preserved interiors, thanks to which one can imagine how the ancestors of local residents lived here a few centuries ago.
The Natural History Museum is another museum that is definitely worth a visit while in Curaçao. It presents the bones of animals characteristic of this part of the world, and it's worth noting that the island's fauna is quite unique. The museum colorfully describes the birds, geology, animals, and demonstrates films about the local flora and fauna. It is also worth visiting the cemetery Beit Hayim. The reason is that walking here brings only good emotions thanks to the atmosphere of peace and tranquility. This is a great place to admire some works of sculptural art in the form of tombstones.
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Fort Beekenburg is considered an important historical landmark. Built in 1703 as a fortified structure to protect Willemstad from the British and French, the fort has stopped their attacks several times. Only British have managed o conquer it twice, which happened in 1800 - their rule lasted for three years - and in 1807, when the fort belonged to the British for the following 8 years. Fort Beekenburg was also attacked by pirates, but each time the structure has withstood the enemy's advance. The building was closed in 1927 and opened to the public again in 2005.
St. Willibrordus Church The Church of Sint Willibrordus is a significant religious site and one of the few attractions of the sacred architecture on the island. The shrine is built in a neo-gothic style typical of Catholic cathedrals. On the way to the church, you can see the lake with flamingos. Therefore, before going to the church, it's recommended to fully enjoy the views. Another religious landmark is the Diocese of Willemstad. It is worth noting that the church does not stand out from the rest of the buildings, so without knowing that this is actually a shrine, you can easily pass by. However, you should never ignore it - the Diocese of Willemstad deserves the attention of those who like to visit religious sites with a spacious atmosphere.
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Iconic cultural sights of Netherlands Antilles

All these historical moments and changes in the nationalities of local inhabitants could not but affect the islands. There is practically nothing left of the indigenous Indians, but the European culture can be traced very clearly. Moreover, the European architecture occupies a large area of ​​all the islands, as locals liked it. Visiting the Antilles, you can enjoy the natural beauty and manmade attractions. You can find something unique on any island. There will be items that can not be seen elsewhere. … Open
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