Bonaire in 100 photos – Mangazina di Rei

26 September 2020 by Casper Douma - Reading time: 2 minutes

Mangazina di Rei, in Rincon, is a historic storehouse from the 1820s, now part of a cultural center. It showcases Bonaire’s history, culture, and traditions through exhibits, workshops, and events, highlighting its indigenous and African heritage.

Mangazina di Rei, the King’s storehouse, a storage facility for the colonial rulers.

Mangazina di Rei is located in the area of Rincon. Translated as “The King’s storehouse,” Mangazina di Rei is the second oldest stone building in Bonaire, dating back to the 1820s. It was originally used as a storage facility for the colonial rulers. The stored goods were distributed to the slaves who worked in the salt pans and plantations. Today it has been transformed into a cultural center and museum, dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history, culture, and traditions of Bonaire’s inhabitants. The center is part of a larger complex known as the Cultural Park Mangazina di Rei, which aims to educate visitors about the island’s indigenous and African heritage through interactive exhibits, workshops, and cultural events.  

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“Bon dia tur hende i bon bini na dushi Boneiru!”
My name is Casper Douma and I am a photographer. Since 2014 I’ve been living on this beautiful island, surrounded by a fringing reef. At first glance, you may see mostly cacti and drought, but Bonaire is a little gem if you get to know it better. I would like to take you on one of my photography tours to show you all the special places of Bonaire. In small groups of maximum 4 people I give you a unique look at the beauty of Bonaire. Became curious? Take a look at my website! I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Bonaire.”

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