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

Those wishing to visit Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue may choose to book their trip in downtown Willemstad, since those staying in this region of Curaçao will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. If you'd like to find a place close to Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, you'll enjoy a fair number of hotel room choices in the vicinity.

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

Island staples like golfing and taking to the water will also be found easily here. Tourists with an interest in testing their skills on the golf course, can do so at the most convenient golfing opportunity, which is Curacao Golf and Squash Club. Uneventful moments can also be spent at Avila Beach, the nearest beach. Even though the options above are the most convenient to access, you will still find various equally enjoyable beach and golf options. Visitors will encounter a variety of other interesting places to get away from the sun in this general area. There are a couple of other places nearby you may want to visit -Jewish Cultural Historical Museum and Willemstad Historical District- each of them found within a few miles of the historic site.


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.


For price of admission, dial up Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue beforehand to determine if they charge, and if so, how much.

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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