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Mount St. Benedict Monastery

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Address: Trinidad
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This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a...

This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a guesthouse for visitors.

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Beautiful views! Beautiful building!

Beautiful monastery. Worth a visit just to see the artwork and the views. It's quite peaceful and there is even a place to have picnics.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Johnny L
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Diego Martin, Trinidad
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Diego Martin, Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful monastery. Worth a visit just to see the artwork and the views. It's quite peaceful and there is even a place to have picnics.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mount St Benedict presides serenely over the noise and bustle of Trinidad's East-West corridor. If you want to get away from all that for an hour or so, for more than a hundred years this has been the place to go. Don't forget to take in the other view from the top, into the Northern Range which is largely unspoilt... More 

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Trinidad and Tobago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We spent an afternoon having tea at Pax Guesthouse and taking a walk up to the monastery. The views are magnificent. Most relaxing afternoon I've had in a while. A wonderful, quiet respite.

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Although we did not enter or tour the Monastery the views from the top of the hill overlooking POS are fabulous in the evening as the sun goes down and the lights dark. Well worth the drive.

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Thank casey7125
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

In the picturesque hills of the Northern Range lies this monastery. Elevation 900ft. In the area of the church is an area overlooking the surrounding towns. The view is breathtaking. You can see for miles and miles around. A visit here is a nice way to spend an evening.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Mount St. Benedict's is a wonderful place to visit or attend mass. The drive up the mountain is one where you have to hold your breath but once you get there, the view is just wonderful. There is a sense of peace that exists.

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Chaguanas, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Wonderful place to visit up in the hills of the amount, peaceful surroundings, there is also a mini shop where you can purchase sandwiches and drinks and the tasteful yogurt the Monks themselves make, next to this is a religious shop were you can purchase all your religious items. Monks and Brothers of this Monastery are also there if you... More 

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1 Thank annbratz
Barbados
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you want to see the entire Island from one of the highest points then you need to go here. Excellent scenery of the airport, the whole central of the island and the east-west corridor (most urban part of the island). World class hiking and refreshing local eats once you get up there. Don't worry, it is not high enough... More 

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India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Such a wonderful place to visit....the view at the top fantastic but the ride up is also very interesting.

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Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Nested in the Northern Range this ancient monastery is a wonderful and quiet getaway. Also if you are a Roman Catholic you are able to converse with the many monks who live there. In addition there is a shop where one can purchase item pertaining to the faith, It is about 10 minutes from the Easterm Main road. The view... More 

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