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

Willemstad, Curacao The most interesting districts for travelers will be Otrobanda and Punda located on both sides of St. Anna Bay. It is here where you can find most of the architectural and historical sights. Along the canal you can see beautiful mansions dating back to the 18th-19th centuries. Today, large part of the beautiful historic buildings are converted into shops, restaurants and hotels, which makes walking around the city even more interesting. A striking landmark is Queen Emma Bridge, a pontoon bridge connecting the two historic districts. It is located near the harbor where another interesting tourist attraction can be found - the Floating Market. Shopping stalls are formed by colorful barges and pontoons, and on the shore is the beautiful New Market building, which is only open on weekends.
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Vacationers should definitely visit Scharloo quarter where they will find the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel, the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Its construction took place in the 17th century. The religious landmark is distinguished by an unusual architectural style. The synagogue witnessed important historical events and has miraculously survived to this day. Nearby is the ancient Beit Chaim cemetery, which is also of great interest from an architectural point of view. A small historical museum has been opened on site. Its collection will tell visitors about significant events in the history of the city.
Fort Amsterdam built in 1635 remains the irreplaceable symbol of the city. This is the oldest building in town, around which Willemstad began to form. There are also equally interesting cultural institutions in the city. The most notable one is the Curaçao Museum. Its present location is a beautiful 19th-century building. Works by famous artists of our time are presented in spacious halls of the mansion. Part of the museum halls is occupied by an antique furniture collection. Next to the building is a beautiful park with children's playgrounds. Copyright
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Not far from the Floating Market there is the Maritime Museum distinguished not only by interesting collections of old exhibits but also by the original design of its halls. Just a step away from the fort is a historic church, which is also converted into a museum. Priceless religious artifacts, beautiful ceremonial bowls and decorations - all guests of the city should find time to see this wonderful collection.
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Unique spots in Willemstad and near

Pink Beach

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The wonderful pink beach is incredibly popular among the couples and the dreamers. The enchanting area also attracts divers who spend only a short time on the coast and prefer to graze on the bosom of the sea. This area is really like being found for diving, in calm weather the far-sightedness can reach 50 meters. … Read further

Iconic cultural sights of Netherlands Antilles

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Culture guide to Willemstad. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Willemstad: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Willemstad. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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