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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that...

Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes.

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Colorful for sure!

The buildings are all painted in such beautiful light shades of color. It is also very enjoyable walking the narrow streets that lead off of it. Makes you think that you actually... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Arthur M
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The buildings are all painted in such beautiful light shades of color. It is also very enjoyable walking the narrow streets that lead off of it. Makes you think that you actually are back in the Old Country.

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Thank Arthur M
Willemstad, Curacao
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a bit of a touristy spot, but still a great place for a cup of coffee. Watch the big container ships being guided into the harbor. When the black flag goes up on the pontjes bridgje, this normally is a sign something big is coming in or going out and the bridge will stay open longer then normal.... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to take pictures dung day and night. It´s very colorful and radiant. After that buy a gift of the houses in any giftshop.

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Thank achachito
Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This side of Willemstad is do colourful. Beautiful place to see the ship enter the harbour of Willemstad. From the other side named Otrobanda nice picture can be taken. So nice colourful memories.

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Huntington Beach, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The picturesque downtown area is less than the photos. Much of it is under construction and is a little worn. The floating market is interesting.

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Curitiba, PR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is really a scenic view, perfect for pictures and to see the ships / boats and the bridge opening. Really nice.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is one of the famous UNESCO sites and is really ice, well restored and colorful building. It is in a pedestrian area and you feel very comfortable.

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Baton Rouge, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We arrived by cruise ship. A nice walk along the water front. The walking path will take you through Fort Riff. Once on the other side of the Fort, you'll see a market on one side and the Handelskade on the other. At night, they light up. Beautiful.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

if you want to buy nicer items or souvenirs or find a good spot to eat then this is the street to get to. Just on the edge of the Punda district and an easy walk from the St. Anna Bay. It's a great part of the walk around the "downtown" areas.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is the nicest part about walking around in Curacao. The architecture is of dutch influence and is quite colorful

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