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Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue

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Address: PO Box 322, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 599-9-4611067
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Description: The Western Hemisphere's oldest synagogue in continuous use was founded in...
The Western Hemisphere's oldest synagogue in continuous use was founded in 1651 by 12 families from Amsterdam.
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Interesting history and building. Service was rather long - if you have kids you probably should avoid going when they have prayer services.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting history and building. Service was rather long - if you have kids you probably should avoid going when they have prayer services.

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Walked there from the cruise terminal. $10.00 entrance fee. The place is a museum and worth seeing if you have the time. Not big and there is a souvenir shop as well. The synagogue's floor is sand , same like the one in St. Thomas to mimic the Sinai desert

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This sand floored synagogue is a beauty and so different from synagogues around the world it's definitely worth the trip. The history of the Jewish community is very interesting as well. Don't miss the museum at the synagogue grounds!

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boston mass
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This Synagogue is very old and very beautiful. Even if you're not Jewish, it is an important place to visit. The architecture and furnishings are beautiful and the history of the building and the community is fascinating. And in addition inside the grounds you will find the Jewish Museum which is a separate and has a very extensive collection of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The oldest synagogue in continuous use in the Americas. The building is nearly 280 years old and has been a synagogue since 1732. Sand floors. Beautiful interior. A must see.

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The sand floors and history are unique! A must go to spot when visiting. There are signs in town directing you to the synagogue.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I went to Friday night services here during a trip to Curacao. The service was in English with Hebrew prayers so not different from the US. The exterior of the building is in the impressive Dutch Caribbean style and the synagogue is very beautiful on the inside - high ceilings, lots of wood and a sand-covered floor - it was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This synagogue is the oldest continuously running synagogue in the western hemisphere. I thought that the entrance fee was a little steep since there wasn't a ton to see but I think it is definitely worth a visit.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you appreciate history that touches the heart, you need to visit this Synagague/Museum. You will not forget your visit. It is a moving experience.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

beautiful small museum that is maintained very well and gives you a good insight about the Jewish families in that part of the Caribbean. very easy access since it is smack in the middle of the center of Willemstad

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Address: Address: PO Box 322, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 599-9-4611067
Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad

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