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The Hermitage

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Address: Cat Island
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Description: A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a...
A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a panoramic view of Cat Island.
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Apart of the History of the Bahamas

This place is amazing! The hike to the top is very steep however I really wanted to do it. And when you get on top of Como Hill the view is AMAZING. To think that one person built... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place is amazing! The hike to the top is very steep however I really wanted to do it. And when you get on top of Como Hill the view is AMAZING. To think that one person built the monastery is just a miracle, seeing that it looks extremely challenging. Also being on top on the hill was very windy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Waiting to get there .We bought our tickets in December . The week before that is all I can think about . As I land I am so excited and feel myself starting to relax. The drive to Greenwood is by taxi. they always send one for us too . When we arrive there is one of the owners or... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Built in the early part of the 20th century, this ruin sits atop the highest point in the Bahamas 206' above sea level. It's an easy walk up to the top and the view and ruins are fun to explore.

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Porter Corners, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Such an amazing treasure so glad we got to see it. From the first moment you see the buildings in the distance it is impressive. Such a beautiful spot to live. The amount of detail and work that went into this is unbelievable. Truly a work of art.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband and I arrived at the Hermitage late in the day so we did not have a lot of time to spend there. For us the climb up was quite enjoyable and not too strenuous. There was a beautiful sense of mystery and well being in the atmosphere. The sun was going down while we were exploring the Hermitage... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

No matter how many times I visit the Hermitage I am in awe of what Father Jerome built to his God! He lived as a hermit and lived a simple life. Climb the bell tower, visit his cooking shed, pray In his chapel and walk the stations of the cross. The view is spectacular and if I ever married again,... More 

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Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A bit of a trek up but with two options to climb not too difficult. Wear sturdy shoes due to loose trail rock. Drive to the base, walk up and around to the rear on a trail or climb up the steep hand cut/ laid stone. Kids will love the climb and exploration. Bring lunch and take trash w you-... More 

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Tallahassee, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was an amazing location. The view was awesome and the history of the location is interesting. It is a hike so be prepared.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

its was a special place with history and love ,dedication of a human for his fellow banking. we liked it all ,special story here. a piece of dreams and what if's

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The views were terrific, almost didn't go, but glad we didn't miss it! The hike wasn't bad but make sure you wear good shoes as it's very rocky.

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