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“Yaya history”

Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
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Curacao TukTuk City Tour
Ranked #18 of 110 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 18 May 2014

Interesting museum where I learned about the role of the Yayas in the Jewish history on Curacao. Though they were hired slaves the museum highlighted how many families adored these additional family members.

Thank Shelley W
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Synagogue and its museum. Very interesting history. The floor is sand to represent flight through the desert.

Thank Brian A
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Reviewed 2 May 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!!

Thank ShoeAddiction
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Reviewed 15 April 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 !!

1  Thank vankyrna
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Reviewed 15 April 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.

Thank Aroyalpain
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