Curaçao Sights

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Floating Market

  • Market/Bazaar

Curaçao is such an arid island that most of the fruit and vegetables need to be imported. The floating market conists of dozens of Venezuelan...

Ft. Amsterdam

  • Military Site

One of the island's first bastions of defense, built in 1635, this fort was crucial to protect the harbor, and there is still a cannonball...

Kura Hulanda Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Pet project of Dutch billionaire philanthropist Jacob Gelt-Dekker who brought the Otrabanda neighborgood back to life in the '90s, this...

Maritime Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The museum—designed to resemble the interior of a ship—gives you a sense of Curaçao's maritime history that spans some 500 years...

Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The temple—the oldest in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere—is one of Curaçao's most important sights and draws thousands...

Old Market

  • Market/Bazaar

Also known as the Marsche Bieuw, Old Market is a popular lunch stop for locals working downtown. Visitors appreciate the hearty, simple...

Plaza Piar

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

This plaza is dedicated to Manuel Piar, a native Curaçaoan who fought for the independence of Venezuela under the liberator Simón Bolívar.

Queen Emma Bridge

  • Bridge/Tunnel

Affectionately called the Swinging Old Lady by locals, this bridge connects the two sides of Willemstad—Punda and Otrobanda—across...

Queen Juliana Bridge

  • Bridge/Tunnel

This 1,625-foot-long bridge is the highest bridge in the Caribbean. It stands 200 feet above the water to accomodate the large ships...

Scharloo

  • Neighborhood/Street

The Wilhelmina Drawbridge connects Punda with the once-flourishing district of Scharloo where the early Jewish merchants built stately...

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