Otrobanda ''The otherside''

Otrobanda Willemstad Curaçao

See directions

The district was developed in the 18th century and picked up in the early 19th century when the once walled city of Punda became overpopulated. those who were unwanted within the city walls ended up here, in modest houses in small streets. The situation started to change in 1888. After the opening of the Queen Emma Bridge ‘’The Swinging old lade’’, rich traders moved over the water and started a new era, building the sort of spacious merchants’ houses you see on Brionplein square.