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Cloisters of the Monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux

16711 W. Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33160
305 945 1462
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Ranked #33 of 119 Attractions in Miami
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Had heard this was a must visit on the list of SoFla attractions. We spent the afternoon wandering thru the Cloister & quietly enjoying the peaceful solitude found in this historic site. It feels like a small slice of Europe & provides a glimpse of history to an area so very young in its own. Spend time in the center... More

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Dallas, TX
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beautiful structure and statues, gardens are very pretty. It's a great stop for about 1 hour before or after you eat in or around the area of Calle Ocho. They have a great gift shop. Note if you have a short attention span this is perfect, quick, pretty and interesting.

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Aventura, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Over the many years I've lived in South Florida, the Monastery has been a place to share with friends, attend several weddings, and a place to read or meditate. It's worth a visit for its historical and peaceful aura right within our local grasp.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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133 reviews 133 reviews
56 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

When you visit this Ancient Spanish Monastery, make sure you have a camera with you. There a lots of photo opportunities, both inside the buildings and outside, in the beautifully kept grounds. The interior of the 12th century buildings has fountains, altars, courtyards, chapels, etc. that should make any picture-taker happy. The exterior is just as inviting for photography. It's... More

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Union, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is a Roman Catholic Monastery . . . now an Episcopal Church . . . . dating from the early 1100's and was used as such for over 700 years before the new secular government of Spain seized it. It was then used for various purposes. In 1925, the American newspaper publisher, William Randolph Hearst purchased the Cloisters and... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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363 reviews 363 reviews
136 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Aka Ancient Spanish Monastery...First please check with them on the opening times. They say on the web you should do that because of filming and events. And it seems to be right. We went there and we had a window of 30 minutes to visit due to an event. But for us was exactly the alloted time slot... Beautiful is... More

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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I learned about St. Bernard de Clairvaux through the book “Weird Florida” and was intrigued with the story of an 800 year old Spanish Monastery residing in Florida; Think about that for a second, Columbus hadn’t even discovered “the new world” when this was built. I had visited the Hearst Castle in California and was highly impressed with Hearst’s collection... More

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Miami Springs, Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Museum, Church , Gardens, patio and lots of histories. This place has been used in lots of commercials, movies and pictures and it is one of the favorites locations in town for wedding pictures because of the beautiful landscape, gardens and architecture

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