Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Curaçao

Brief description

The people of the Netherlands established a trading settlement at a fine natural harbour on the Caribbean island of Curaçao in 1634. The town developed continuously over the following centuries. The modern town consists of several distinct historic districts whose architecture reflects not only European urban-planning concepts but also styles from the Netherlands and from the Spanish and Portuguese colonial towns with which Willemstad engaged in trade.

Unesco WHS list ref:  819

I have never visited this site – although this card was sent many years ago by my grandfather, who stopped there before passing through the Panama Canal (he was in the merchant navy, not on a cruise!).

From my collection

netherlands-antilles-curacao

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.

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