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Punda

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #9 of 35 attractions in Willemstad
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Home to most of the shops and tourist activities in Willemstad.
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Oranjestad, Aruba
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We walked almost one hour and half part of punda! I love the buildings, the bridges and the small business. Everything is very cultural and the Willemstad is recognized for UNESCO!. Great work!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The cobble stone streets and coloured buildings gave me a feeling that I'm somewhere in Europe.. The locals are friendly and helpful.. And the best part is all people speak English.. It was refreshing to have a couple of drinks in one of the waterfront restaurants watching the swinging bridge..Tried some restaurants in the alleys also.. All were good and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The round market is a bit pathetic. The old market next door with the food stalls is decent (we ate there). The floating market is nice but not overwhelming. The best part for me was sitting having a drink overlooking the ferry and the bridges. A beautiful sight. My family liked the shopping streets.

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you are in Curacao, you might as well stop and see the town. There isn't much to do or see so you can cover it in an afternoon, but it is quaint, easy to walk around, safe (but I wouldn't wonder down a deserted street alone at night), and picturesque with its colorful buildings. Our favorite thing in Punda... More

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Connecticut
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635 reviews 635 reviews
338 attraction reviews
695 helpful votes 695 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were in port as a cruise visit. We walked from the mega pier and crossed over to the Punda section using the swinging bridge. It is filled with bright pastel colored buildings. We passed Fort Amsterdam, shops, bars, and restaurants. The floating market offered a variety of products. Take the time to explore the many side streets.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was the last port on our cruise and we so exhausted that by the time we got here we just decided to wing it, wander, and see what we came across. We of course went to Punda to check that side out. I didn't feel like I was mere miles from South America. I felt like we were somewhere... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Walked about and enjoyed window shopping in the colorful storefronts and cobblestoned streets. Sat in an outdoor cafe to watch World Cup soccer with other fans. Worth a walk about.

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POS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Buildings are have been maintained from Colonial Times. Many shops and businesses. Local crafts are available, you can chat and interact with the locals who are very friendly and hospitable.

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Port of Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The layout of the buildings made my shopping a fun and new experience. I liked the fact that it was designed like the European countries...two thumbs up!

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florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Beautiful dutch town. Many neat things to see, shop & eat. The floating market was interesting. Seating by bay to watch the pontoon bridge & large ships come in is also cool.

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