Curaçao's Heritage and Art

Welcome to the heritage and art travel guide of Curaçao! On this page, you will find information about all the history, art, and the story of Curaçao! All told from a true yu di Korsou, a local. From stories of Willemstad to all the historic and artistic spots on the island: we have shared all you need to know about Curaçao’s heritage and art!

10 Facts of Curaçao you May Not Know

There so many things, little details, of the island that we never take time to notice. Interesting details that may just spark an aha moment for you or give you a little bit more insight on the island. In order to help you out, I gathered 10 fun facts of Curaçao you may not know about.   1. The Name...

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The Ultimate Guide to Street Art on Curaçao

Everyone knows that art is one of the best representations of a country’s culture. On the other hand, street art not only represents the superficial layer of a country’s culture but it also beautifully showcases its subculture. It shows its pains and gains. The people who built the nation and the ones who might have chipped it. It’s subjective yet...

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The Curaçao Flag is Explained

Every nation has its flag that represents the history, culture, and heritage of the country. Curaçao is a young country compared to other nations, but it still has a strong history and patriarchy that is reflected in its flag. Each year we celebrate the Curaçao flag on July 2nd, but before we begin the festivities it’s good to first learn...

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5 Unique and Locally Made Curaçao Souvenirs

If one should stereotype a trip to the Caribbean, then stores and stalls with tropical knick-knack would probably be part of the description. On Curaçao however, we’ve slowly veered away from the stereotypical to make room for unique and locally made Curaçao souvenirs. Most are handcrafted by creative local souls on this beautiful island. Their brand represents and illustrates the...

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The Story of Life at a Kunuku House

Can you imagine living in a 45m2/500 sq. ft. home with your whole family? Back in the days, here on Curaçao, that is how people used to live and that is also how our culture came into existence. Life at a 'kunuku' (meaning plantation) house was not glamorous, but it was harmonious. Drive through Banda Abou and be on the...

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Get an Intimate Art Experience on Curaçao at the Jean Girigori’s Art Gallery

I’m starting to believe that when people came with the expression: “Beauty is only skin deep”, that they were referencing Curaçao. There’s more to the island than meets the eye. Just like that, on the far east side of the island, you’ll find a quaint home-turned-gallery of a local artist. The art gallery of the local painter Jean Girigori is...

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History of the Language of Curaçao, Papiamentu

Language is an important way to communicate with each other. To say hello, to say thank you, or to simply say ‘I love you’. A language shows the history of a country and its culture. The same can be said for Papiamentu. Every country has experienced its battle and with the evolution of its culture, their language evolved. Papiamentu, the...

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5 Places to Find Beautiful Local Art on Curaçao

Curaçao, as an island, looks like a live painting with colorful houses, splashes of blue sea, and a vibrant sun that glows over everything. If the island already looks so artistic, it’s no surprise that the island is also filled with beautiful art. In every corner, you’ll find beautiful art on Curaçao. Pieces that tells the story of the island,...

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The Charming Story of Willemstad, Curaçao

If you want to wonder the beauty of Curaçao in one glance, then Willemstad is the place where you can marvel every color of the island, every trace of history left behind, and the details of the culture. Willemstad is the capital of Curaçao, the city center, the historic area of the island, the old harbor, and a UNESCO world...

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