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Scharloo

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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Formerly a wealthy residential quarter of early Jewish merchants.

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Beautiful architecture like all of Curacao boats. Also in the heart of the attractions. Was not able to truly indulge as I was on a tour and we only passed by.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2016
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Watersmeet, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a walk to see the restored buildings, but the ones we saw were not labeled with names to inform us what they once were. Spend your time at the beach.

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Brockport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

No reason to go here unless there's something specific you want to see. Pretty architecture along with chickens scratching in yards and buildings that have been boarded up with trees growing though the roof.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Beautiful architecture like all of Curacao boats. Also in the heart of the attractions. Was not able to truly indulge as I was on a tour and we only passed by.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 557 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a small area with many colourful restored houses and the best to see it way is to just walk the streets and soak in the culture. There were some better restaurants in this area but they were not that easy to find.

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Forest Hills, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

As soon as I saw it from a tour bus real quick, I thought I must go back to explore this small four or so street area by Punda, Curacao.So I walked across a small bridge near the fruit market,(floating market) and wow, small homes in all pastels, with wrought iron doors,and louvered windows! Bachata music greeted me from one... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Sometimes parts of an old town are just nice to go to, but Scharloo has this special "aahhh"-moment you so need during your stay.......This old Jewish part of town takes you far back in time and shows you the beauty of old architecture and Caribbean life style. Simply breathtaking.......

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Sarsfield, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I just can't get enough of these wonderfully restored buildings and homes! Do the walking tour yourself with the free Willemstad city guide you can pickup at the Curaçao tourism building...the 17 buildings are worth the walk

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

We didn't spend much time in Scharloo, but the it was close to Punda and home to many inexpensive guesthouses. The reason for our visit was the cute little Money Museum, which had everything used as currency on Curacao, from pre-colonial shell currency, to colonial coins (whole and cut into smaller denominations), to modern coins and commemoratives, with the dies... More 

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Curacao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

A drive by in Scharloo is undescribable due to the amount of houses all have undergone severe Restoration by a special Foundation in Curacao. See this and have your cameras ready to shoot. I cannot describe it.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

This area has some nice colourful building with interesting architecture and it's definitely worth a look as as you walk about because you'll be in the Punda region anyway because that's where all the best stuff is so once you walk across the Wilhelmina bridge then just keep to your right, but if you want to see the Maritime museum... More 

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