Manchebo Landmarks

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Museums

National Archaeological Museum Aruba

Assuming you like to explore unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Manchebo. Click on the each name for additional information.

A common landmark for vacationers is Aruba Aloe Balm Museum. It is located within Oranjestad, 1.8 mi. East of central Manchebo. Take a free half hour long tour and see the factory which produces moisturizing Aloe Vera gel.

Attractions Map

Another landmark worth visiting is National Archaeological Museum Aruba. It is situated in downtown Oranjestad, 2.1 mi. Southeast of central Manchebo. Artifacts here shed light on the origins of the first inhabitants of the island and then tour you through the centuries to the cultural landscape today.

Museo Historico Arubano: There are several exhibits in the museum that will help give anyone a deeper understanding of the Aruban story, an insight into its rich history, and a look at how the islanders have grown as a people.

The following chart summarizes a few details regarding museums you might enjoy nearby.

Museums Near Manchebo
Name Phone Location
Aruba Aloe Balm Museum (297) 588-3222 1.8 mi. East of Central Manchebo
Aruba Numismatic Museum (297) 582-8831 2.5 mi. Southeast of Central Manchebo
Museo Historico Arubano (297) 582-6099 2.4 mi. Southeast of Central Manchebo
National Archaeological Museum Aruba (297) 582-8879 2.1 mi. Southeast of Central Manchebo

Historical Sites

Fort Zoutman

Like learning about the history of foreign countries? If yes, you should consider visiting a few of these historical sites during your stay.

A common landmark for vacationers is Fort Zoutman. It is found within downtown Oranjestad, 2.4 mi. Southeast of central Manchebo. This fort warded off English attack in 1799 and is the oldest building on Aruba. Through the years it functioned as many important things, from police station to library.

Many travelers also choose to visit Bushiribana. It is situated in Bushiribana, 5.9 mi. East of central Manchebo. The site of a two former gold smelters built in 1825 by the Aruba Island Gold Mining Company, these ruins are a popular stop for visitors on there way to visit the Natural Bridge, and can't help but snap a few pictures of the unique rock formations.

Balashi Gold Mill Ruins: The ruins of an old gold mill, the old site today is a frequent stop for visitors exploring the area. However, there is little here other than the ruins, so you may need a guide or some background knowledge if you were hoping for historical context.

Take a minute to read the table just below for more information about historic sites nearby.

Historic Sites Near Manchebo
Name Phone Location
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins -- 7.2 mi. Southeast of Central Manchebo
Bushiribana -- 5.9 mi. East of Central Manchebo
Fort Zoutman -- 2.4 mi. Southeast of Central Manchebo

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Travelers will explore some other worthwhile landmarks close to Manchebo.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Manchebo
Name Type Location Island
California Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.2 mi. North of Central Manchebo Aruba

If you are looking for a wider range of attractions beyond this category, you might want to look beyond these choices. If you'd like to find out more about other attractions by following this link.

 

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