THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT
Punda was established in 1634, when the Dutch captured the island from Spain. The original name of Punda was de punt in Dutch. Otrobanda, which was founded in 1707, is the newer section of the city and is considered to be the cultural centre of Willemstad. Its name originated from the Papiamentu otro banda, which means "the other side."
The Curacao Synogogue was built by Sephardic Portuguese Jews from Amsterdam and Recife, Brazil.