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“Very interesting, Historical insight.”

Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
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Curacao TukTuk City Tour
Ranked #14 of 109 things to do in Willemstad
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Owner description: The Western Hemisphere's oldest synagogue in continuous use was founded in 1651 by 12 families from Amsterdam.
Boynton Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very interesting, Historical insight.”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Learnt a great deal about the historical influence and intertwining of the Jewish population in Curacao

Visited February 2013
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Hamilton, New York
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Oldest Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Did not go into it, but the historical significance of it is impressive. If I had more time I would have toured it and taken more pictures of it.

Visited March 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

This is well worth the visit and the $10.00 entry fee, but if you are Jewish your'e going there anyway. The floor of this old and still functioning sanctuary is sand to remind us of the desert. It used to be conservative-orthodox but now it is re-constructionist. There is a 14th century Torah in the museum.

Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is a beautiful synagogue with beautiful white sand floors and gorgeous wood. There is also a small museum with some interesting pieces going back almost as far as the building itself and a small gift shop.

Visited January 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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113 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very interesting and well preserved”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The synagogue is beautiful, well preserved and has a very interesting history . It has an adjoining museum that displays many ritual objects as well as histories of some of the Jewish families on the island. Very worthwhile visit.

Visited February 2013
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