If you are traveling to Curacao then you might be wondering what there is to do. Aside from
the very basic things, which consists of snorkeling, swimming, parasailing and taking bus tours, you can change up your travel plans a bit and do the unusual. You can immerse yourself in Curacao’s history. There is no better of a place to learn about the history of this island paradise than by visiting the local museums.
People usually like to take part in the exciting sports while on vacation like watersking or racing around the island on SUVs. Instead of doing this, you can take in some history and culture. Learning about a country’s history can be both fun and interesting.
It is always good to know a few simple facts about a country before visiting there. For instance, Curacao is a part of the ABC islands. The ABC Islands consists of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Curacao’s capital is Willemstad. Curacao is located near the cost of Venezuela. The people who lived in Curacao originally were the Arawak Ameridians. In 1499 the first setters came from Spain.
If you want to extend your knowledge of Curacao’s history, then you can visit some of the following museums.
Bolivar Museum is a house where Simon Bolivar’s sister use to live. Simon Bolivar is well known for the liberation of South America from the Spanish colonizers. This museum is located on the Avila Hotel’s property; a luxury resort.This architecturally beautiful museum is shaped like an octagon. It is now called the Octagon Museum because it is of course shaped like an octagon and it has a bright yellow color.
Here at the Curacao Museum you can see paintings and antique furniture collections designed by local artists.
Kura Hulanda Museum
You will see and learn about the slave trade and how it affected the lives of the indigenuos people living on Curacao. This museum also has a restaraunt where you can eat.
At the Maritime Museum you can see exhibits which tell a tell of Curacao’s colonization. The exhibits are of shipwreck cargo and maps from the 1600s.
The Postal Museum houses a wide variety of stamps which date back to the 18th century.
Savonet Museum (Christoffel National Park)
Here you can find a plantation where over 1500 people lived including slaves. This was one of the largest
plantations in all of colonization.
Natural History Museum
This museum exhibits mainly crafts and antiques.
Jewish Cultural Museum
At the Jewish Cultural Museum you can learn about the connection that the Jews had to the island.
So remember if you are looking for things to do in Curacao which is different then you can go to one of Curacao’s many museums
which are rich in culture and history.