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Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
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Ranked #21 of 113 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.
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Learning about the history of the synagogue was enlightening. I loved seeing the worship center with the sand floor.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Have been here many times including attending services for Sabbath and Holidays. An absolutely beautiful and historic building and very unusual in its architecture. It is a shame that they have started charging for admission which may keep people away. I understand that they do need funds to keep the building open.
If historical buildings interest you, you can't go wrong. It is a "must see."

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

As one of the oldest, still functioning synagogues, it was truly interesting to see. There is a Torah from the 1300s displayed in their small museum next to the synagogue. There is a $10 entrance fee per person, but since it goes towards the maintenance of the synagogue, I felt it was worth it. There are no "floors" in the synagogue itself--the floor is made up of sand. The small, 2 floor museum next door houses various artifacts throughout Jewish history and the caribbean. There are a few workers/volunteers there who can assist with any questions. It is truly a must see if in Curacao!

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

there is a torah written in the year 1392 on display in there museum. that more than made up for the $10 entry fee. there was renovation work in the main place of worship. So expectedly, it was messy.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

What a beautiful place to visit with a rich and living history. The temple has a sand floor which is very unqiue in itself. Definitely a must see.

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