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Address: Willemstad, Curacao

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Passed by this cemetery on our bus tour. I always like to check out historic cemeteries wherever I visit. This one was very unique with all above ground graves, I believe they... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2014
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only did Gigi take us to this cemetery, she also took us to various Jewish sites including the Synagogue. She is very passionate about keeping the Jewish heritage alive in Curacao and it was felt at she took us around. I would recommend her highly. Her email is gs170158@gmail.com

Thank Naomi M
Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

An extraordinary moving experience. Unique tombstones with incredible artwork are being lost to the pollution from the neighboring refinery.

Thank Andy K
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

this important cemetery is well maintained and has some elaborate stone work. simalar to Oderkirk in Amsterdam. It's next to an oil refinery- so you will smell the burning etc.

Thank abrahams91
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

A very short drive from the beach and hotels to an incredible old Jewish cemetery, with fabulous stone work. Worth the short drive. Use a gps and see the charming colorful houses and streets along the way. Stop at the synagogue in town also.

Thank Sherry C
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

History that is disappearing before your eyes as the fumes from the adjacent refineries wear off the carvings on the the headstones. You can see plaster versions of ten of the headstones, taken some 50 years ago, at the Synagogue museum in Punda.

Thank Ilanooshka
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Passed by this cemetery on our bus tour. I always like to check out historic cemeteries wherever I visit. This one was very unique with all above ground graves, I believe they said because of flooding issues. Very interesting stop.

Thank LI25NY
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Beit Hayim was hard to find and across town so we went to the other (newer) Jewish Cemetery to find our ancestors. This cemetery was right in town and easier to get to. Probably in better shape than the older one but just as fascinating. Definitely worth visiting. Lots of history there. We were directed there by the kind employees... More 

Thank Carlos Antonio J
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

This is an amazing historical site with graves dates as far back as the 1700's. It's sad that oil refineries decided to build next to the cemetery.

Thank Larry M
Mission Viejo, California
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2012

We were taken here by Gigi on our Jewish heritage tour of the island. Gigi was wonderful in pointing out all of the different graves and unusual inscriptions. It is very sad that it is in very poor shape and mostly cannot be repaired.

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Derry, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

We visited the Beit Hayim Cemetery with a private tour by Gigi. I'd never seen the type of carving that was used on the gravestones here. It was very interesting to hear the stories and explanations. The cemetery is deteriorating rapidly due to the acid from the oil refinery. The paths in the cemetery are rocky and uneven. It's difficult... More 

Thank jlmadnick

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