Published On: Tue, Dec 11th, 2012

Curacao on 10 most fantastically colorful places

WILLEMSTAD – Tripadvisor.com has released its 10 most fantastically places on earth list. Curacao is at number 8 on this list featuring a picture of Handelskade Punda, the most photographed area of the city.

The unique crayon-colored architecture of Curacao sets the stage for a vacation more colorful than you ever imagined. In Willemstad, the capital city, colorful European-style buildings line the harbor reflecting the exuberant mix of cultures, languages, history and beauty contained within her shores.

One of Curacao's most famous sights is Punda's Handelskade, a historical waterfront street with colorful colonial houses.

So just why are the buildings in Willemstad so colorful? Blame it on headaches!

In 1817, after being plagued by recurring headaches, which he blamed on the glare of white houses, Governor-general Albert Kikkert passed a law that pastel colors must be used on all buildings - hence the color explosion throughout Willemstad.

You will delight in strolling through the colorful streets of Dutch style homes and buildings, creating a truly unique Caribbean cultural experience.

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