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The Jewish Heritage of Curaçao: How the Jewish Community Left Its Mark

2017-03-28T14:33:54+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: History|

Walking along the streets of Willemstad, you can find Jewish influence all around you. One of the most popular sights is the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, which is the oldest, continually used, synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. But the Jewish influence on this beautiful small island goes much deeper than those walls. The beginning of it all… It [...]

Top Landhuizen to Visit in Curaçao

2017-03-28T14:33:55+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, History|

When driving around in Curaçao you will immediately notice all the colorful houses. Some of them are considered Landhuizen, which means Mansions. Landhuizen were built in the 18th and 19th century. Most of them where used as plantation houses for agriculture or salt. Because of their colonial architecture and their mark on the Curaçao sceneries, they [...]