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Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
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Ranked #20 of 111 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 May 2, 2014

I loved the self-guided tour and the literature that explained the history of this synagogue. The adjacent museum has some beautiful artifacts and commentary in multiple languages. A beautiful synagogue and grounds. Recommend a visit!!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

I live in Curacao and have the pleasure of visiting this magnificent building almost every week to attend servives.
It's really worth a visit, even if you're no Jewish !!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

The woman who was working the guest services desk was very pleasant and informative as well as kind enough to help us with directions to other attractions.

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Even knowing something of European History and the Spanish Inquisition I never dreamed I would discover such an old, interesting, well-maintained, and living place of worship in the Antilles. The synagogue was so interesting with its sand floor harking back to an even earlier time in Jewish history. I am not Jewish but found the synagogue and its museum to be both moving and meaningful. We are very glad we took time on our day here with a cruise to visit this site.

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a truly historical building, and we found it both beautiful and moving. The little museum has a lot of interesting artifacts, including a Torah that dates from the 1300's. The sand floor of the sanctuary is unique.

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