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Mount St. Benedict Monastery

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This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean...

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

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Beautiful, restful, meditative

Beautiful location, although getting there is somewhat challenging with the narrow roads and heavy traffic. Once above the hurly-burly, the calm of "The Mount" descends. Views... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful location, although getting there is somewhat challenging with the narrow roads and heavy traffic. Once above the hurly-burly, the calm of "The Mount" descends. Views of the plains of Trinidad, with glimpses of both east and west coastlines are breathtaking. Participating in Mass is a calming, uplifting experience. And tea at the guesthouse is charming, enhanced by the humming... More 

Thank SonjaCr
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mount St Benedict is a historical site of Trinidad and Tobago. It is located in the beautiful hilly mountainside of the town of St. Augustine. It's beautiful architecture can be seen for miles From central and eastern parts of Trinidad. This monastery was the prime training ground for Roman Catholic Priests in the West Indies and other regions. Although it... More 

Thank Suzanne W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A stress relieving atmosphere and panoramic view. The gateways to relaxation and spiritual connection.

Thank Johanna D
Paramaribo, Suriname
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33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Wonderful spiritual place for Christians who want the get blessings. Also a really great view. The mountain is really high and you get a nice view of pot of spain and some other towns. It is advised to go with a experienced driver for the road leading to the Monastery has really sharp bends.

1 Thank Jabba2013
Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I went with my family for a Sunday drive and this was one of the places we stopped off at. We arrived around 3:45pm and it was very busy at this time. Lots of people traffic and car traffic. Be aware that their shop closes at 4pm. We had very little time to browse and shop. The view is beautiful... More 

2 Thank TriniSultress
Hamburg, Germany
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The hike from the monastery up is great - just make sure you take enough water and sunscreen as it tends to get very hot at the top. Follow the steep orange trail and when it comes to a fork take the right path which has a pleasant inclination to go back to the monastery.

Thank Ece_AJ
Boca Raton, Florida
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

3 Thank 90Lauren
San Fernando, Trinidad
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110 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 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.

1 Thank mikecathy j
Arima, Trinidad
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

3 Thank Sandra F
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

2 Thank cutiemichelle

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