Sunday, 7 February 2016

The Historic Neighborhood Of Punda

Punda was the first area in Willemstad in Curaçao to be colonized by the Dutch, and today has become famous for the superb condition of its colorful, 18th-century buildings. When it was originally settled, this neighborhood was called 'De Punt' ('The Point'), a name which eventually evolved into Punda.

Willemstad's most historic buildings are found at Punda, from Fort Amsterdam and the Fortkerk to the Mikvé Emmanuel-Israel Synagogue. And the Handelskade is a collection of multi-colored buildings along the waterfront, which has become Curaçao’s most emblematic image.

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