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Formerly a wealthy residential quarter of early Jewish merchants.
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Willemstad, Curacao
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"maritime museum"
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"beautiful architecture"
in 3 reviews
"walking tour"
in 3 reviews
"old jewish quarter"
in 2 reviews
"mansion"
in 7 reviews
"restored"
in 12 reviews
"restoration"
in 2 reviews
"history"
in 6 reviews
"boarded"
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"stroll"
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"curacao"
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"camera"
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This used to be the rich Jewish quarter where you can see beautiful colonial mansions. Some are in restored and in use, others are abandoned. If you like to take nice photographs, this quarter is the paradise.

Thank Adriana D
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The quarter used to be a luxury neighborhood with mansions that are astonishing. Some are abandoned, some are restored, but this quarter is definitely worth a visit. I would suggest hiring someone to explain you about the history of the place. Really nice.

Thank Amy J
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

A walk in Scharloo is a must on a trip to Curacao. The Maritime Museum is there as well as some architecturally interesting buildings.

Thank Hannu S
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

I was staying at the Ritz Village which is the restoration of the Ritz Ice Cream Factory. Along that street are many restored mansions of all different colors which are now law and administrative offices. It can be a bit dicey walking around and sidewalks...More

1  Thank vagabondginger
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This is part of Willemstad and definitely worth a visit. Please hire a guide, since most of the buildings are privately owned so there is no way to find out about their history on your own. It's a paradise for photographers, so bring on your...More

2  Thank Carla S
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Figure out where this is and take a self-guided walking tour. Bring your camera - there are great examples of 'period architecture'

1  Thank old_javacoder
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

A guided tour around the Scharloo area provides you more insight of how Curacao helped its population to be proud of their neighbourhood again. Beautiful city reconstruction and most friendly people. A guided tour is recommended!

3  Thank Sandra1087
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Scharloo area is a pretty rough neighbourhood to go through, so I wouldn't recommend going there by foot as a tourist. Driving through there everyone notices you, so I would recommend going there with a few or even a group. Especially if you want...More

1  Thank KirstenJoan
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We walked around Scharloo before heading to the airport on our last day. Colorful peaceful neighborhood. Children were just returning from school and family life was in full swing. Very pleasant glimpse of Caribbean Island life.

Thank Kathleen M
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

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.

Thank Stanley K
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