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Mount St. Benedict Monastery

Trinidad
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Ranked #8 of 51 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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English first
Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Recommended visit whenever u in TnT relaxing with a beautiful view good for picnicking most important very spiritual atmosphere overlooking the northern range/mountain site

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ireland
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160 reviews 160 reviews
41 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Had enough of the sun and decided to make a retreat up to the monastery. It is easy to find. Lovely church and a little gift shop. There is a lovely cafe that does a very minor but authentic version of English afternoon tea.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Another interesting drive with a good view. Very peacefully and Pax guest house afternoon tea well worth a visit.

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Milnerton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Such peaceful surrounds - food for the soul. They make yogurt and also have a rehabilitation centre.

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Watersmeet, Michigan
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48 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We took the white van marked St. Benedict Monastery to the top of the hill. It was parked by the Scotia Bank in Tunapuna. The cost per person was 4TT one way (about 60 cents in US money). The vans run about every 30 minutes. The road going up the hill was winding but in good shape. There was a... More

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