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Punda

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #10 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Good items, I loved that I could visit a Victoria's secret. The people were very helpful and I admired their adherence to their culture of siesta.

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San Diego, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Go for lunch at Palais Bieu! Very local lunch spot. Eat at the first kitchen when you enter the large "open market" style lunch spot. Each "station" inside is a different restaurant. Our cabbie took us there and it was the best "red fish" on the island! Don't miss it!

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Easy to maneuver the quaint, narrow cobblestone streets that are lined with shops of all kinds ranging from high end retailers to small souvenir shops. Something for everybody. There are sidewalk cafes & fast food shops, food carts & kiosks serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. The round market has meat markets & local wares. We bought fruits & vegetables at... More

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you are a luxury shopper and are more into brand name then this is the side for you. Aside from the indoor market which is more of a flea market or swapmeet as we would say here in Cali, and the floating market (fresh fruit) everything on this side is for the upscale and tourist. Lots of brand names... More

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Sliema, Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Pretty capital with lots of little shops, cafes and restaurants. There are local markets to explore as well as historical sites. It is not very large and so a couple of hours was enough for us but we enjoyed it and would go back again.

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new york
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The majority of the shops are located in this area. Some great deals can be found here. I do not recall ever visiting any restaurants on this side of Willemstad.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful architecture with nice shops and good restaurants. Had a very pleasant day just walking around.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As i lovee to shop. I had a great time. There is a variety of shops. Everybody can shop there. From expensive brands to the simple things. After shopping you can relax and enjoy a good meal. For desert they have delicious ice cream!!! Yummy. In the evening they have live music. Cocktailsss. !! And a nice breeze to enjoy... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good for shopping and taking a break for food and cool drinks (or ice cream) at one of the cafes. Punda also has many must visit landmarks, such as the Jewish Museum, the Fort Kerk, the Government;s palace, and of course the view of the floating bridge and harbor.

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Trinidad
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice town the lay out was fantastic,despite small streets they were well planned as there was always a lot of air/breeze between the buildings. Some of the locals had a lot of attitude that made you feel like they would appreciate if you weren't there. Then there were others who were really nice and friendly in all the positive outweighed... More

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