Curaçao Sights

Scharloo

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Updated 03/13/2015

Fodor's Review

The Wilhelmina Drawbridge connects Punda with the once-flourishing district of Scharloo where the early Jewish merchants built stately homes. It was a tight-knit community and the architecture along Scharlooweg (much of it from the 17th century) is magnificent. Some of the neighborhood has been restored as part of the UNESCO heritage site and the Curacao Monuments Foundation will be restoring more old mansions in the future. This neighborhood is also home to the island's most photographed building, a light-green mansion dubbed the "Wedding Cake House" since it looks like it's been frosted with white icing. Kleine Werf —the little wharf cresting Scharloo—has now become a venue for large-scale outdoor concerts.

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Willemstad, Curaçao

Updated 03/13/2015

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