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Jewish Cultural Historical Museum

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Tour of Cultural Historical Museum and other Jewish cites

The tour was good, especially if you were Jewish. I would give our guide (Ralph) an A+. He was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles K
Woodland, California, United States
Definitely worth a visit

This is a must stop to see the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. The staff are extremely... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was good, especially if you were Jewish. I would give our guide (Ralph) an A+. He was quite a character and kept our tour interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Charles K
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is a must stop to see the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. The staff are extremely knowledgeable, we asked a question about a picture and the staff member was not sure of the answer and went to find the curator to get an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BUP1224-11
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great historical location in the heart of Punda. Loved the sand floor and the huge organ. The museum was really cool to walk through, seeing things from the 16th, 17th and 18th century.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank terrenceh507
Reviewed 14 August 2018

A visit here is a must especially if you are Jewish, A great collection from some of the oldest families on the island. really nice visit and worth the effort

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dt_zak
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Extremely neat shul with very friendly staff. The shul itself is quite nice to look at, and the museum has some very interesting pieces to read about as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Zack A
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, a real history lesson. The staff are willing to answer any questions and showed a real interest.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank goundar-morton
Reviewed 13 March 2018

One of the prime reasons to go to Curacao was to see the oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere. The synagogue itself was beautiful and very interesting. The museum was enjoyable as well. The gift shop was disappointing.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This is a truly historical outing. It is very small but worth it. It’s in downtown Willemstad and not hard to find.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jodith
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Such an historic place and it smells so nice. There is a magical feeling in this synagogue. Constructed in 1732, it is the oldest surviving synagogue in the Americas. Whatever your faith, a visit to this Synagogue in Willemstad is worth it.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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