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Sightseeing in Willemstad - what to see. Complete travel guide

Hollands Diep Willemstad is the largest city of the Antilles archipelago. This place is rich in both cultural and historical places of interest. The guests of the resort are usually amazed by the choice of museums and exhibition halls. It feels that visiting them all is simply impossible – the choice of themes is really wide. In order not to get lost in the choice of the cultural programs, it’s definitely worth mentioning the most popular and frequently visited museums of the city.
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. … Open
Curacao Museum is the biggest museum of Willemstad. It is located in a beautiful old building. Here you will find the collections of art by famous European painters. One of the halls is devoted to furniture. Here you will also find a unique collection of cards. After an entertaining excursion and viewing the museum’s collection it’s high time to take a walk on the park that surrounds this museum. Children will definitely like merry attractions located here.
Visit Marine museum and you will be able to make a ride on a ferryboat and watch a collection of artifacts devoted to marine thematic. Church Museum is known as the most popular cultural center connected with religious thematic. The museum exhibits a collection of ritual artifacts, jewelry and cards. Don’t forget to visit a picturesque Post Museum, where you will see most valuable collections of post stamps and other attributes of post work. Collectors will definitely want to see Numismatic Museum that stores a large collection of coins and precious gems. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In Willemstad, there is wonderful Parke Tropikal Zoo, which is a must-have for travelers vacationing with children. A walk through the zoo can turn into a fascinating journey in tropics. … Open
When you visit all main sights of Willemstad, take an excursion to the city’s suburbs. Just one hour of driving from the city and you will reach Curacao Aquarium that features a large collection of marine fauna. You can also make a ride on a yacht here. West to the city is located Boca San Pedro beach – a traditionally most beloved place of rest of all tourists.
Willemstad Willemstad itself is considered a unique architectural landmark, all thanks to its charming colorful houses located at the harbor. Today in many lovely houses are located hotels and restaurants. Many tourists prefer to admire the unique architectural complex from the water. To do this, it is enough to rent any available boat in the port. From the water, you can make elegant pictures of the city panorama.
1. The best time to go on vacations is between March and June when good weather reigns in the city. The rainy season is from October to February. July and August remain the hottest months … Open
Nature lovers will have the opportunity to visit the Hato Caves, located in the vicinity of the city. This is the largest cave complex on the island, with an area of ​​ 4 900 square meters. During the research, many archaeological artifacts were discovered in these caves. More than 1,500 years ago, the caves were already inhabited by Arawak tribes. To visit the cave became available relatively recently, in 1991. Today, during a tour, visitors can admire the most beautiful limestone formations, and observe underground lakes as well as waterfalls. It is noteworthy that the hato caves are inhabited and now, their main masters are iguanas and bats.
In the vicinity of the city and on its territory, there are a lot of luxurious plantation villas. One of the most beautiful is the Villa Landhuis Papaya. This wonderful mansion with a pink façade was built at the end of the 19th century. During the years of its existence, it practically did not change. About 20 years ago, the historical building was restored and a rehabilitation center where former drug addicts are being treated today was opened in its walls.
Among natural attractions, it is worth noting Mount Sint Christoffel, as well as the national park formed around it with the same name. The height of this mountain is 375 meters. The ascent to its summit remains one of the favorite entertainments for active recreation fans. The top of the mountain offers a stylish panoramic view of the island, and on foot a lot of exotic plants and typical inhabitants of the animal world can be seen. This mountain is also an important archaeological site. Ancient petroglyphs were discovered on its slopes. Experienced travelers note that it is best to admire the national park at sunrise or at sunset; in these hours Mount Sint Christoffel looks the most spectacular.
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National and city parks around Willemstad
♥   National Park 'Medanos de Coro' , 104.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Sierra de San Luis' , 119.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Cueva de la Quebrada del Toro' , 141.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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It must be noted that the water on the Rosa beach is quite warm all year round. Its temperature is at least 25 degrees. A few years ago, few small hotels were built next to the beautiful beach, which did not harm the natural harmony and splendor of the island. On the unique coast there is still no infrastructure, which makes the rest in this area very quiet. … Read further

Sightseeing in Netherlands Antilles: things to see

Travelers, who want to get acquainted with local flora and fauna, are recommended to visit the island of Bonaire. This island has quite an unusual nature - its northern part is covered by hills and dense forests, while the southern part is mostly a steep one. Thanks to such a unique contrast, it's possible to see many different species of animals and numerous types of plants. There are particularly many birds on the island - more than 200 species. Fans of scuba diving will also fall in love with this place as local waters are home to more than 500 species of fish, rare sea turtles and more than 70 types of seaweed. … Open
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Nobu Hospitality, a luxury hotel company with roots in fine dining, will add one more property to its portfolio. Founded by star chef Nobu Matsushita, Hollywood actor Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, Nobu will soon open a hotel in Hamburg, Germany. For this project, Nobu partnered with SIGNA Real Estate, a famous developer that is behind the Elbtower project. The new Nobu hotel and restaurant will be located in this large mixed-use space, which is recognized as the tallest in the city. Read this

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