Tula monuments

  • Culture & History

Curaçao has a history with slavery and this is reflected on the island. You will find various monuments, museums and statues on the island. So you also have the Tula monuments.

In 1795, Tula revolted against his white masters. He was publicly tortured to death in the same place where this impressive statue now stands. After the rebellion was crushed, the Curaçao government formulated new rules defining the rights of slaves on the island. This made living conditions a little less harsh. Tula is revered as a champion of human rights and independence. The Tula Monument can be found on the south coast of the island, near the Holiday Beach Hotel.

Monuments of a fist with a broken handcuff have been placed in the 7 main places of the uprising.

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