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Curaçao: Island of Monuments

A small island in the Caribbean Sea, Curaçao boasts more than 860 protected historical buildings and archeological sites. Visit the Curaçao Monuments website.

Most of the listed buildings are situated in the old districts of the island’s capital, Willemstad.

The historical Inner City, which consists of four districts, Punda, Otrobanda, Pietermaai and Scharloo, together with the harbor of Willemstad is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and accommodates 743 listed monuments. These are mostly historic shops, townhouses and mansions, but an array of typical small homes is also included.

In the outskirts and the countryside, more than 60 former plantation houses dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries dot the island. They are quite often located in a superb natural setting together with some more modest dwellings and vernacular architecture.

Curaçao’s archaeological and historical sites feature remnants of human settlements and activities dating back to the Archaic age (from 2,500 B.C.).

Search the Curaçao Monuments website for extensive information, pictures and videos.

on 08.12.2020 at 13:33
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