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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that...

Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes.

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Beautiful area of Willemstad

This is one of the most recognized areas of the Caribbean and no wonder as it is photographed very often! The coloured buildings are a sight to behold, and make sure you walk by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Wolfville, Canada
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Wolfville, Canada
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744 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most recognized areas of the Caribbean and no wonder as it is photographed very often! The coloured buildings are a sight to behold, and make sure you walk by all of them - each has it's own 'personality' and story to tell.

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HUMACAO
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Curacao is so beautiful, buildings are painted with bright pastel colors,friendly people not stalking at you to buy something like other islands

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Dayton, Ohio
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved all the pastel colored buildings. Ate lunch at a sidewalk cafe w/wonderful views of the pontoon bridge and even got to see it open and close so a large yacht could pass through.

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West Seneca, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Curacao we visited Willemstad. The Handleskade is just like it looks in photos. Make sure to visit!

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We loved this boardwalk for the colorful lights at night that was so serene and beautiful. The Pontoon bridge is fantastic as it moves aside to allow the Cruise ships in. Many restaurants and ice cream shops line the Boardwalk as well as street vendors selling Dutch fritters which were delicious. It's safe at night and very popular with the... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A picturesque shopping area by the waterfront. The buildings are painted in pastel colors and have unique architecture. The Queen Emma Bridge is lit up and the sidewalks are lively. A fun place to walk around and take in the sights.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We stayed for a week on the island and every second day used to visit the city. It has beautiful architecture, a short self guided tour takes you around the key areas. Downside was a police officer telling us that visiting the city after sunset was not a good idea specially with little kids. He said they had come across... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

As I am originally born on this Island called Curacao which means "sweet"heart in Portuguese I have to hold myself in not to write too much. With such a rich history it is no wonder that this is in the top 100 of UNESCO World heritage. The portuguese, The French, the Spanish, The British and the Dutch have all occupied... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is one of the pictures of Curacao you see in any holiday brochure. Best viewed from the bridge or the other side of the water. We were lucky that the bridge opened as we were having lunch, so the ferry service began. We sailed to the other side, walked through Otrobanda for a while, then walked back across the... More 

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9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very colorful and clean buildings. Feel very safe during the day. People are friendly, city geared to tourism. Floating bridge is fun. Many languages spoken but no problem in communicating in English.

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