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Mount St. Benedict Monastery

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Address: , Trinidad
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Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has...
This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a guesthouse for visitors.
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
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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 

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Hamburg, Germany
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37 reviews
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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.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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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 

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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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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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 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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21 attraction reviews
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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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