Mangazina di Rei
SEE... FEEL... and TASTE
the CULTURE OF BONAIRE!
*Coming soon* New Exhibition Opening October 2015!!
Meanwhile you can visit our monthly cultural markets.

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ABOUT MANGAZINA DI REI

After working the whole week in the salt flats, the government slaves would walk about 9 to 10 hours to the storehouse Mangazina di Rei to get their provisions.

Now the Mangazina di Rei is part of a cultural park & learning centre with the purpose to arouse interest for the Bonaire cultureBonaire history,  landscape and nature of the area around the village of Rincon.

Passionate elders and coaches challenge young people of Bonaire to develop and display their talents in culture, arts, heritage and agriculture giving interesting Bonaire tours.

Together we invite you to see, feel & taste the Bonairean way of life.

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Culture Discovery Tours

Do you ever wonder how the slaves managed to live on an island like Bonaire? Would you like to blow on a conch shell like the Amerindians did? How about trying out an old and well preserved farmer tradition?
Don’t worry we would love to show you how in our Culture Discovery Tour.

It’s a guided Bonaire tour that include Bonaire culture and Bonaire history to discover, instruments to play, traditions to explore, different flavours to taste and cool fun.
Book your tour here

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Ban Topa Events

Over time, the Bonaireans developed an unique way of living which include oral history, art, songs, music, folkloric dancing and delicious local food.
A ‘Ban Topa’ Event will give you the opportunity to meet and exchange with local people in a relaxing cultural ambiance. Ban Topa means let’s meet each other to dive into the culture!
Check out our calendar
for coming events

Mi Zjilea Projects

Trough our Mi Zjilea Projects elders share their knowledge and experience with our young people, the disadvantaged are challenged to deploy their talents and important heritage is preserved.
Mi Zjilea means ‘doing what you love to do and give it your very best’.

Students, volunteers, sponsors interested in learning, work and sponsor opportunities are welcome to contact us for more information.
An overview of our projects
can be found here

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MAKUBEKÈN NEWS

In the old days people would have to walk long distances to go from house to house to tell the news. The message received was called a ‘makubekèn’ which meant announcement.
Check out our ‘makubekèn’ for the latest update.

23 Jun

New Way To Tell The Story Of Bonaire

If you really want a taste of Bonaire you’ll love cultural park Mangazina di Rei. It’s not so...
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23 Apr

Pictures Mangazina

Here are some great pictures!
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10 Apr

Testimonials

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Served Awa di Lamunchi
bonaire culture bonaire tours bonaire history Mangazina di Rei Foundation
Boulevard Miguel A.Pourier z/n
Rincon, Bonaire
Dutch Caribbean
Phone: +599 7862101
Kvk: S-135
Bank: Maduro & Curiel’s Bank Bonaire
Account: 114.591.06

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