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 travelers to this region of Curaçao will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. There is a sufficient amount of hotels in the district surrounding this facility.

Hotels near Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Academy Hotel Curacao Hotel 0.0 mi. (0.5 km) ESE
San Marco Hotel and Casino Hotel 0.0 mi. (0.5 km) SW
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
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa Resort 0.4 mi. (0.9 km) NW
Poppy Hostel Hostel 0.8 mi. (1.4 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

If you find your belly rumbling after your historic site visit, don't worry -- you will find an impressive array of local dining spots in this area. McDonalds Willemstad, which has a menu full of American dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for patrons here. Also within a short distance, you'll encounter options like Scampi's Restaurant and Perla Del Mar where you should be sure to try out International food and enjoy the culture of Curaçao.


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.


If you need to know the price of admission, you should call Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue beforehand to determine how much, or if they charge.

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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