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The Ancient Spanish Monastery

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Address: 16711 W Dixie Hwy, St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, North Miami Beach, FL 33160-3714
Phone Number: +1 305-945-1461
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Brought from Spain and reassembled by William Randolph Hearst in 1925, this...

Brought from Spain and reassembled by William Randolph Hearst in 1925, this is a popular wedding spot.

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TRAVEL BACK IN TIME FOR A FEW HOURS

I have lived in Florida most of life and love to weekend travel to anywhere in Florida. I had won tickets to the Ancient Spanish Monastery on BiddingForGood. The moment you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Florida most of life and love to weekend travel to anywhere in Florida. I had won tickets to the Ancient Spanish Monastery on BiddingForGood. The moment you park, you realize that great care is taken to preserve the monastery and the gardens around it. It is a sanctuary in the middle of bustling North Miami and... More 

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Thank Christine H
North Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful monastery of 1200 AD that was "imported" from Spain, stone by stone, and reassembled in a large garden from which you don't see the surrounding buildings. There is the Cloister and the Chapel, both extremely well kept. Peaceful and restful ambiance. You can spend from one to two hours enjoying the place. It is not usually... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small gem in traffic crazed North Miami. Just a stone's throw from Biscayne Blvd. and all the shops/restaurants. The Spanish Monastery provides a contemplative, lovely spot.

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Thank 7663JaneM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is something truly amazing. A complete Medieval monastery imported brick-by-brick from Spain and reassembled here in North Miami. The gardens are incredibly beautiful, and so are the cloisters. This is a fun excursion for the family which will take just an hour or two, at most. Definitely bring your camera.

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Thank Louis R
North Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A friendly docent told us about the history of the structure when it was in Europe and how it got the U.S. Originally intended to be reassembled in California the story of how it ended up in Florida is very interesting too. The grounds are very relaxing and very nicely designed and maintained. The architecture is wonderful too.

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Thank Bruce M
North Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I went to wedding here and it was the most romantic and beautiful wedding I've ever been to. It's a great place to discover, so much beauty to look at. The garden, the statues, the walk ways, the history is just amazing here. I loved my visit here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

It is an excellent place to meditate, relax, feel the spiritual part of each individio. It is also a beautiful place by the style of construction and architecture, coupled with the gardens and adjacent areas. you can spend a couple of hours away from the stress of the cities.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Reputed to be the oldest non-indigenous structure in the United States, this 12th century Spanish monastery is sublime. The courtyard would be a perfect party or wedding venue and the chapel is sweet. Walk the gardens.

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Alicante, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It's ok, but a little small for a monastery, doesn't have a lot to see. With student ID it's only $5 if not its $10.. The best is the patio. I'll rather go to Vizcaya Museum, it was amazing.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

having been to Segovia, the story here intrigued me. pleasantly surprised. senior discount, over 62 is $5, others $10. nice pleasant setting.

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