Scharloo
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Formerly a wealthy residential quarter of early Jewish merchants.
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Bkbak
Tempe, AZ1,452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Our tour guide drove us through this neighborhood which was beautiful. These mansions are in various stages of disrepair or are fabulously kept up and renovated. Some of these mansions are now consulates. I can only imagine the cost to keep one of these in good shape; hence why some are in ruins.
Written April 2, 2023
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ALM913
Boca Raton, FL322 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I was so excited to see the old mansions. They were very interesting, Do not go unless you are on a tour. Certainly, not two women walking alone. I was with my daughter at 3:30 in the afternoon and we felt like we could be trafficked. There were homeless people under the bridge and sketchy cars awaiting. Had I been on a tour, I would have felt safe and would have learned the history. In addition, it was brutally hot at 3:30 - we needed water and a personal fan.
Written December 27, 2022
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Hengsti
Juchen, Germany646 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Yes - it is not the place to be.
Yes - it is not the part of the city where you should walk around during night time.
Yes - it is not in the best shape.
But this ruinous splendour makes it so interesting. A century ago it was a place for the wealthy jewish salesmen of Willemstad, now half of the houses are falling apart, half of it have been restored again. It is very nice to walk around in Scharloo. No worries, during day time it is absolutely safe there!
Written November 10, 2022
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AnneL5
Myrtle Beach, SC201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Next to Punda, walk across the little bridge, great looking old houses, colorful and pretty. A lot of history there
Written March 3, 2022
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL18,029 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Saw this neighborhood on our tour of the city. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. We were told by our guide that this area was home to wealthy Jewish merchants who escaped Russia.

Very ornate homes, some are well preserved and others in need of repairs. Mostly home to government or commercial offices.
Written February 27, 2022
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TexasCatBird
Gatesville, TX2,530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
While driving through the UNESCO World Heritage Site neighborhood during our Curacao island tour, the guide informed us this area was the former neighborhood of the first Jewish merchants. These wealthy merchants were escaping the destruction of their society by the Russians. Each home was ornate. Appears as if there was competition between the home owners to outdo each other. Most of the homes have been converted to commercial or government buildings. Homes that need repairs must conform to the original standards when the building was built because these homes are part of the UNESCO dictates. Nearby were very small, tidy and colorful servants quarters for servants who worked for the Jewish families.
Written November 27, 2019
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tjsnorkel
California286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
So many amazing and interesting murals in this area. We especially loved three o'clock romance, it is not to be missed.
Written June 9, 2019
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Carme R
Barcelona, Spain39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Although this neighborhood is booming, I still think there is a lot to improve. I didn't feel 100% safe while walking around alone, so I suggest you hire a local guide to be on the safe side. It is the Jewish quarter where you can still see a lot of abandoned mansions. They also have some artsy buildings, but in my opinion, nothing that you cannot find anywhere else. Nice to see, but not a must.
Written May 6, 2019
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AnLil
966 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Flanking the Maritime Museum (on the other side of a walking bridge over the Waaigat) near St Anna Bay are houses that are centuries old, such as the impressive “Maria” house. This old Jewish Quarter extends from here in Scharloo North to the Yotin Korta Money (Coin) Museum, which shows the history of money (8:30-4:00) with 1-hour guided tours at Scharlooweg 11. (Book: info@ moneymuseum.cw) Levy-Maduro & Alvarez-Correa were prominent Jewish families that started the first bank of Curacao. This area in the museums district from the Floating Market is easy to walk. From that point, we drove through the rest of Scharloo and saw restored homes in the Jewish Quarter with Emlyn of One Curacao; on another drive, I saw older homes on Bitterstraat (such as the one with the Romance mural painted outside by Francis Sling) behind the abandoned home of the owners of Bon Bini’s Curacao of Curacao. This abandoned house-front is kitty corner to the former yellow frontage of Shaarei Tzedek synagogue, which relocated to the East side. Further along Scharlooweg is the YaYa statue, in front of the Ministry of Culture (shining bright & made of car bumpers). It was erected in honour of the black milk maids who nursed Jewish babies. The bright yellow Ombudsman has taken over another former synagogue there. The next block down is the site of the bright-green “wedding cake house,” which houses the National Archives. From there, you’ll arrive at the edge of Punda, where the old yellow Emanuel Reform synagogue (“Ministry of Justice”) and the current (1730s-present) Mikve Israel synagogue & museum may be found.
Written March 15, 2019
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vovi
Sk. Canada396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Walking down the streets and looking at the colored buildings and taking in the architectural detail... wow. If it wasn't for the heat we could have walked a lot longer. We picked out a favorite.
Written March 8, 2019
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