When you visit Willemstad you cannot help but notice the beautiful historic architecture. But often times there are stories behind the buildings that are not that well known. In order to make the city come more to life for both locals and tourists, the Curacao Heritage Foundation has published the ‘Historical Willemstad Architectural Walking Guide’ in English and in Papiamentu.
Experience the historic city on your own by strolling through the town center with this architectural guide. In it you will find an eastern and a western walking tour, both starting at St. Anna Bay near the Queen Emma pontoon-bridge.
The eastern tour will guide you though the oldest part of Willemstad, nowadays called Punda, and through a small part of the Scharloo district. The length of this route is about 2.75 km. The western tour takes you through the Otrobanda district, on the other side of St. Anna Bay. The length of this route is about 3.25 km.
The architectural walking guide is available at Mensing’s Caminada, Bruna Bookstore and at the office of the Curacao Heritage Foundation on Scharlooweg 13 for ANG 5.- / US$ 3.-.
The ‘Architectural Walking Guide’ is a publication of the Curacao Heritage Foundation (Aug 2019). Text & photo’s provided by Michael Newton. Design by Passaat Graphic & Web Design NV. The walking guide has been made possible in part by the financial support of the Ministery of Education, Science, Culture & Sports.