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Mount St. Benedict Monastery

Trinidad
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Ranked #8 of 52 Attractions in Trinidad
Type: Missions
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a guesthouse for visitors.
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Mauritius
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

People will tell you do not go there as people get robbed in broad day-light. Literally robbed. I have been there twice now at night, and it was safe even if it was just one car up there. It has an amazing view over Trinidad!

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Arima, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went here a few years ago with a few friends for a work dinner and the view was spectacular. Go at night you will not be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is truly a very peaceful and serene place. The view from the top is also awesome. I visited the tea house where my friend and I had a good snack along with tea. The menu is a bit limited but we were pleased with the food. Will definitely go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Nice drive up the mountain to an unbelievable relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. Buildings are in great shape for their age and the gift store had a great section of items. You don't have to be religious to visit and appreciate the views and serenity!

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Toronto, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Mount St Benedict is a must- see attraction in Trinidad. The site is accessible from St. John's road between the towns of Tunapuna and St Augustine.. The drive is very steep as the monastery is halfway up the mountain of the Northern Range. The drive passes through very populated villages and the roads are narrow, but when you get there,... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Attended Mass. Just the spectacular view of the Caroni plains is worth the trip. Also the northern range as the backdrop gave the aura of a monastery. The cafeteria is basic and functional but can do with a major upgrade. Great for a quiet retreat.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Nice drive up from Port of Spain. Quite easy to find, but need a reliable car to climb steep hills on the way. Once there, enjoy the views over the city and beyond. And spend a peaceful moment inside the monastery .

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed at the Guesthouse and spent a few evening wandering around the monastery grounds. It has a super setting and some great wildlife in the grounds as well as all the other typical monastery buildings.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

can get to this in no time, the view is great, regardless of your religion it was good to take a moment for pray. There were some folks who walked all the way up. If you can it's a great idea. Nice view & interesting. Would recommend. Free but a donation altho not required is a nice gesture

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Purley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Perched half way up the side of the mountains to the north of the island you can make out the monestary from as far away as the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway. Once there, via a fairly narrow, winding road, you get a beautiful church and a fantastic view looking south. There is also a shop with a wide range of books and... More

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