Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Willemstad - Curaçao

This is also a card from a new Unesco site. It was sent by Dees and it shows Curaçao's capital city, Willemstad. The city center, with its peculiar architecture and beautiful harbour entry, has been made a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1997.

"Curaçao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast. The Country of Curaçao, which includes the main island plus the small, uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao ("Little Curaçao"), is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its capital is Willemstad." - in: wikipedia

"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." - in:

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