Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue

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Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
Curaçao’s only synagogue is also the oldest continually used Jewish temple in the Americas. In 2016, its main building, the Snoa, celebrated 365 years since its founding. The yellow neoclassical structure is hard to miss on the Columbustraat, towering over a row of popular outdoor restaurants. The synagogue serves about 145 Jewish households in Curaçao. Its most distinguishing feature is its dusty floor—a reminder that the congregants' ancestors were Spanish Portuguese Jews during the Spanish Inquisition who had to cover the floor with sand to muffle the sound of their worship. Caps are provided at the entrance for the men to wear while touring the synagogue, and admission includes a visit to the Jewish Cultural Historical Museum across the courtyard.
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Hanchi di Snoa 29, Punda, Willemstad, Curaçao
+599 9 461 1067