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Jewish Cultural Historical Museum

Hanchi Snoa 29 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 461 1633
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17th century Postugese/Dutch jewish heritage

Visiting the old sephardic synagoge and visiting the museum took about an hour - well worth it to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
nancy p
Fascinating view into the beginning of Jewish history in the Western Hemisphere

We visited the Synagogue in Willemstad, and the museum on the grounds. It's really amazing to note... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rich S
Boston, Massachusetts
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“sand floor” (10 reviews)
Hanchi Snoa 29 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 461 1633
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting the old sephardic synagoge and visiting the museum took about an hour - well worth it to read the incredible family tree sstories of Jews from soouth americca and Europe who landed on this island. A rich cultural experience.

Thank nancy p
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Synagogue in Willemstad, and the museum on the grounds. It's really amazing to note that this is the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. We might have taken a guided tour on another occasion. The museum is very informative and has several...More

Thank Rich S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great story and a beautiful setting. This is a wonderful place to visit. It’s difficult to fully comprehend what the founders were experiencing here in the new world , Free from the inquisition they came here to start a new life. It’s a great...More

Thank davidiz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fascinating experience. Seeing the synagogue, and the museum and hearing about the history of the community was most interesting.

Thank dddds2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dirt floors muffled the sound of praying during the Spanish Inquisition is a must see for a truly wonderful experience. The beautiful religious artifacts, paintings and historical wall carvings make this a great place to visit and pray.

Thank Jan E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the oldest continuously operating synagogue in the western hemisphere and seeing the objects in its museum provides insight into history. A must for the culturally curious who visit Curacao.

Thank Voyageurapied
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The museum may be small in comparison to most, but the quality of the exhibit is truly exceptional. It is immediately noticeable that this exhibit and the maintenance thereof was/is done by a person with a deep commitment to and affinity for ensuring that the...More

1  Thank flemish01
Reviewed 29 November 2017

It was a pleasure to take a break from cruising in the Caribbean to enjoy something meaningful. The brightly painted outside of the building is typical Curacao, and the inside is poignant and beautiful while still tropical.

Thank babs W
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere and worth a visit. It smells so wonderful in there, the beautiful tropical wood. Such a great place of worship.

Thank amber v
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The first synagogue in the Caribbean (maybe the New World- can't recall) Love the symbolic sand floor. Museum just OK. Exhibits a bit cramped. Attended a good concert in the synagogue.

Thank Valerie J
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