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Mount St. Benedict Monastery

Address: Trinidad
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Ranked #10 of 48 Attractions in Trinidad
Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Owner description: This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a guesthouse for visitors.
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Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Owner description: This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a guesthouse for visitors.
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English first
Boca Raton, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The monestery is simple and modern. The location is exceptional; up in the mountains of Trinidad. This one of the major centers of Catholism on the island. They are known throughout the island for their wonderful flavoured yogart and yogart drinks. Also their guesthouse below offers an inexpensive yet delightful afternoon English Tea from three to five thirty. Call for... More 

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This location is a landmark on the island. Regardless of religion, this is a place to visit and enjoy. It is safe, there is food for purchase, its a place of peace and sight seeing.

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Arima, Trinidad
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This place is quiet, peaceful, scenic and nature oriented. I enjoyed going there. It is very easy to concentrate on God there.

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Trinidad
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A truly angelic and holy euphoria.All your prayers can be answered here.A place that offer serenity and calmness.

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Chaguanas, Caroni, Trinidad and Tobago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Located in St Augustine in the East of Trinidad the St Benedicts Church and Monastery has the most breathtaking view part of the East towns can be seen and the Caroni plains .As you drive along the winding road you will meet convents and other monasteries the landscape is beautiful with tropical flowers and trees adorn the roadside .Pax Guesthouse... More 

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Mauritius
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140 reviews 140 reviews
61 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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