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Cloisters of the Monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux

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Address: 16711 W. Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33160
Phone Number: 305 945 1462
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Get there as soon as it opens. There will be no people there and the light is good on illuminating two stained glass windows on the side gallery opposite where you come in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Get there as soon as it opens. There will be no people there and the light is good on illuminating two stained glass windows on the side gallery opposite where you come in. Exposure is tricky so watch your histogram and shoot in manual to catch full dynamic range. If the wind is not blowing try some shots of the... More 

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SJ, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The history of this ancient monastery transported from Spain to this out of the way spot in Miami is worth investigating on its own . . . but I recommend taking a side-trip to this serene spot to learn of its travels and re-assembly while walking through it. In addition to artifacts on display, there is a video run periodically... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was our first attraction in Miami and it was wonderful. A very quiet, lovely place with lots to see. I enjoyed the stonework cloisters, all original, the gardens, the lovely large illuminated music manuscript, some original furnishings. The little chapel which is still in service as an Episcopal church had a lovely feeling to it. It was well worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A very beautiful place to spend a little bit of time. Interesting historical artifacts are inside the museum. The jewel of this Monastary are the Cloisters, which are magnificent.

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The cloisters have an interesting story and were a convenient stop on our route. Not worth traveling any distance, but if it is close by, make the visit to a lovely, peaceful sanctuary near the bustle of northern Miami beaches.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Forget going to a yoga retreat to achieve ultimate relation- just head here for awhile and you will feel restored! It is truly beautiful- between the gardens, beautiful trees, and amazing architecture and history you will want to stay for awhile! Free parking available

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautiful oasis! Simple, beautiful, well tended gardens with beautiful statuary. Amazing history and wonderful restoration. We were lucky to hear part of a talk given by the priest. Lovely decorations for Christmas in the chapel.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This monestary is usually open every day, though it may close at times for special events. Tours are available, for a price. Call ahead to check their schedule. This interesting monestary actually dates to 1141 AD, when it was completed in Spain. Cistercian monks dwelled in the monestary for almost 700 years. In the early 1800s, the monestary cloisters were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A very peaceful Monastery in Miami. Great gardens and gorgeous pictures too. There was quite a well documented history of the building and construction of the monastery and cloisters also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

If You you want a big grand, over the top tourist attraction this is not your place, try Vizcaya. If you want a sweet, peaceful,educational and serene attraction this is your place. Rich with history, beautifully maintained grounds and a place with a peaceful soul. It is small compared to other monastery's but just as beautiful or more. There is... More 

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