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Address: Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The island's principal fortress today serves as the seat of government.

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Worth a Quick Visit

I love history and visiting forts but I was a little disappointed in this fort. The entire center of the fort is a parking lot packed with cars. It is difficult to get a nice... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Denice S
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DeWitt, Michigan
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DeWitt, Michigan
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155 reviews 155 reviews
101 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I love history and visiting forts but I was a little disappointed in this fort. The entire center of the fort is a parking lot packed with cars. It is difficult to get a nice photo of the Fort Church or Governor’s Palace. There is a $5 admission to go inside the Fort Church. That being said, the fort is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
69 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Again, if you like old buildings, history, cannons and have a good imagination, visit the forts of Curacao, of which there are quite a number. I was not inspired.... but then I am not an aficinado of forts, fortresses, castles, turrets, spooky places, Dracula..... get my drift....

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The person there was very informative about the history as well as present day information. She made us feel welcome and gave us individual attention to show us around.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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378 reviews 378 reviews
186 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This 'Fort' has been changed into administration buildings for the town/city and apart from a cannonball stuck in a wall (with an alleged history) there is not much here at all except a quick photo stop. Even the centre of the Fort has been changed into a car park! Curaçao has definitely missed a trick here as reading about the... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Fun place to see and get to hear the history of the area. love to go back and see it again and stay longer.

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New England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Fun for a quick stop before shopping. Take the time to notice an old cannon ball that is still stuck in the wall!

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Connecticut
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662 reviews 662 reviews
354 attraction reviews
731 helpful votes 731 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

As we crossed the swinging bridge into the Punda section, the Governor's Building and Fort Amsterdam were just a block away to the right. There was a narrow street that led us inside the Fort area. Here, we found the Fort Church at the opposite end of the Fort. It is the oldest church on the island. Admission for the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

this old fort is good for photos. not a lot to see. Still, it has a stunning look. worth a quick looksie while walking around.

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Orangeville, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

There is not much to doo here aside from a quick picture. We decided to walk around the building but did not see much aside from a parking lot and some shops.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

If downtown go see but what an opportunity missed, this place (Curacao) really has no identity, way to westernized

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