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, because guests staying in this part of Curaçao will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. If you'd like to book your stay near Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, you'll find a moderate selection of booking options in the area.

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

Active explorers might likely be enticed by the area because of the options for open-air options. Historic site guests with a keen interest in golf will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Curacao Golf and Squash Club. Many days can also be enjoyed at Avila Beach, the most close-by beach. While the options above may be the easiest to get to, you will still find a wide selection of similar recreation options. Historic site visitors will find a fair number of indoor attractions in this general vicinity. Without going too far, you can find two additional alluring attractions close by--Jewish Cultural Historical Museum and Willemstad Historical District.


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.


Show up at this institution ready to pay the cost of admission, which your group can determine by calling before you leave.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (599-9) 461-1067

Website: http://www.snoa.com

Location: Hanchi di Snoa 29, Downtown Willemstad, Curacao


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