Cultural Park Mangazina di Rei

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Cultural Park Mangazina di Rei

Cultural Park Mangazina di Rei
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The Mangazina di Rei (1824) was used by the Dutch government to store provisions for the slaves. This second oldest stone building on Bonaire now forms part of our Cultural Park where visitors can see, feel & taste the culture of Bonaire. A guided tour includes history to experience, instruments to play, great views to enjoy and a traditional beverage that's worth to taste.A fascinating way to soak the local culture. You will never forget it!
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Anthony
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Insightful and diverse exhibition
Dec 2020
Great fixed exhibition, I really got a wonderful and insightful glimpse into the history and culture of the island. The exhibition covers a large variety of elements on the island from Geology, Flora and Fauna, Local Musical Instruments, interesting facts about Bonaire just after WW II and a look into the unique fusion of cultures that created the architectural designs on the island. A must to visit if you on the island! It will enrich your experience and understanding of Bonaire.
Written December 30, 2020
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355DMP
Ottawa, Canada37 contributions
Go on the last Saturday of the month
Feb 2020
We were fortunate to have been in Bonaire when the Cultural Park holds a cultural event and market with local musicians, dancers, informative talks, local artisans and food. It's held the last Saturday of every month. We loved the music and dancers and really enjoyed talking to the local artists. You can pick up wonderful items to bring back home. Presentations by local are informative - one we heard by a local scientist was about the current effects of climate change on island life and what to expect in the future.
Written March 8, 2020
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It was nice to hear you enjoyed your visit with us because the whole idea is actually that you as our visitor get a glimpse behind everything that our island has to offer. Hope to see you soon.
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pstglaketahoe
Reno, NV16 contributions
Very interesting Museum
Feb 2020
We really enjoyed our time spent here. This museum is very enlightening and full of interesting information about the island and its people.
Written February 16, 2020
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It is always a pleasure to hear how you experienced our exhibition. We try to give as much information as possible so our visitors will keep supporting the good cause.
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SueWolves53
Wolverhampton, UK285 contributions
Great mixture of history and culture
Jan 2020
The culture of the island is well illustrated in the museum and the culture really come to life with the music and dance demonstrations. The demonstration of making catus hedging was particularly good. The one demonstrator was particularly good at answering any questions asked. Well worth a visit.
Written February 14, 2020
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Thank you very much for your visit. Furthermore if you want to see more of our culture we would really recommend to come and join us during our cultural event "Nos Zjilea' which happens each last Saturday of the month. For more information about the specific dates you may visit our Facebook Fan page and you will find this information under events.
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malefamily
Bournemouth, UK249 contributions
Fantastic history of the past
Jan 2020
A museum showing life on the island very interesting talk by guides but the story also told in words and pictures
Great demonstration on how they use cacti for fences
Written January 19, 2020
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It is always nice to hear how you experience Cultural Park Mangazina di Rei. Furthermore on every last Saturday of the month we hold our cultural event "Nos Zjilea" so you can See, Feel & Taste the culture of Bonaire.
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MelanyVT
Aruba31 contributions
A few hours
Apr 2019 • Family
This place is a great place to spend some hours. They have a very elaborate museum, with a great guide. If you are lucky, you can experience a little bit more on a Saturday. Twice a month on a Saturday, they have a cultural activity with a local band were you can buy some local stuff. Off course typical food too! There are some old ladies in their typical dresses selling handmade things. You have to try some local food, drigidek and some homemade lemon juice!
Written May 2, 2019
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We're happy you had a good time at our park. Thanks for leaving a review.
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Ed S
Minneapolis, MN428 contributions
Great way to send a couple of hours
Mar 2019 • Couples
The museum is located just south of Rincon. The museum is excellent and provides a history of the island as well as other information about the people and geography. The displays are well designed with most written materiel in English. We would highly recommend a visit.
Written April 9, 2019
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Flori2000
Miami, FL46 contributions
Excellent Museum
Mar 2019 • Friends
I really enjoyed visiting this Museum. The manager in charge Mr Izaian is not your traditional guide, he is also a musician and excellent dancer. We learned about Bonaire history and culture in a very fun and way. It makes a difference. Chose from a tour along the coast to reach the Museum.
Written March 8, 2019
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Mark M
Jalisco, Mexico268 contributions
An example of what an history museum of a small island should be
Feb 2019 • Couples
The museum is a treasure trove of information about Bonaire if you are curious. We are here for 4 months, and wish we had gone the first week here instead of the 5th. The displays and stories are really helpful to understand how this tiny island fits into the rest of the area's history. A couple of examples - the background of the Dutch takeover, from Spain, after being at war with Spain about religion for 80 years, and being denied salt (what, no salted herring??!). Or the tie in to the Slave Trade Triangle (a great museum about that on Curacao, Kuranda). Plus local fauna, not just "this is a Turk's Head Cactus" but how it was important to locals. Birds we saw while driving up, with explanations of what they were and their importance. How flamingos (chogogos) hatch and raise their young. We've been to most of the islands in the Caribbean and none have such a useful history laid out. Well done, Rincon!
Written February 23, 2019
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Carla L
19 contributions
Excellent museum!
Feb 2019 • Couples
Mangazina di Rei does an excellent job of telling the history of Bonaire. We learned a lot and highly recommend a visit.
Written February 4, 2019
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Great that you enjoyed your visit and learned more about the history of Bonaire. We are grateful for your feedback.
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