Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue

Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue is a Jewish synagogue on Curacao that also plays a large part in promoting the history of Jewish culture on the island. Not only does this site host regular worship services, but there is also a museum, and guests are allowed to tour the grounds to learn more.


The number of religious relics housed in the two 18th century buildings that make up the museum at Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue is astounding. They include a Torah scroll brought to Curacao by the first Jewish settlers, 200-year-old silver trays from Holland used for the smashing of the wine glass during wedding ceremonies, two circumcision chairs that are several centuries old, hand-wrought silver K'tarim, a collection of historic marriage contracts, and more.

Staying Close

Downtown Willemstad is a good option for those wishing to visit Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, since visitors to this part of Curaçao will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site during their time there. There are a notable collection of hotels in the locale near this attraction.

Hotels near Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Academy Hotel Curacao Hotel 0.0 mi. (0.5 km) S
San Marco Hotel and Casino Hotel 0.0 mi. (0.5 km) SW
Plaza Hotel Curaçao Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.7 km) WSW
Renaissance Curacao Resort Resort 0.2 mi. (0.8 km) WSW
Scuba Lodge Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.5 km) SE
Otrobanda Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.7 km) NW
Howard Johnson Curaçao Plaza Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.9 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

There are many dining options to choose from in the area around this historical site. The most proximate eatery is Copa Cabana, a wonderful eatery to dine at before checking out Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. Also within a short distance, you and your group will encounter eateries such as McDonalds Willemstad and Iguana Cafe where you should be sure to eat some Caribbean meals and enjoy the Curaçao scene.


Operating Hours

Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue is open to visitors on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but is closed on the weekends, during public holidays, and during Jewish festivals. Worshipers who are appropriately dressed are also welcome to join in on worship services on the Shabbat, or Friday evenings from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., and on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon.


Arrive at Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue prepared to hand over the cost of admission, which you can determine by calling in advance.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (599-9) 461-1067

Location: Hanchi di Snoa 29, downtown Willemstad, Curacao

Website: http://www.snoa.com


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