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Curaçao, Lesser Antilles

Church of Sint Willibrordus Curaçao

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Neo-Gothic in the Tropics

In the late 18th century, there was a trend to construct European churches in the Neo-Gothic architectural style, regardless of where they were in the world. The Church of Sint Willibrordus on the Caribbean island of Curacao is no exception. The church was constructed between 1884 and 1888, one of the first permanent churches on the island and the second at this particular site.

The church was restored as part of a comprehensive restoration program in 1999 care of the Curaçao Monuments Foundation. Presently, the church still holds regular mass and is also considered an important historical and cultural site. Aside from the unique design of the church, there is also the cemetery, situated just behind the church and accessible to the general public.

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