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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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Old World Charm

This is a great place to go just for the peace you will feel here. It is wonderful to wander through the gardens surrounding it and the building itself was something you would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
cruisejunkie77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to go just for the peace you will feel here. It is wonderful to wander through the gardens surrounding it and the building itself was something you would find in Europe.

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Charlotte, NC, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is not a new world reproduction. This is part of an actual Spanish monastery, built in the 1100’s. Sections of the monastery, including the cloisters, were purchased in the 1920’s by William Randolph Hearst. Hearst had the cloisters and other buildings disassembled, crated, shipped to the U.S. and stored in a warehouse. After Hearst’s death, the crates were purchased... More 

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What an absolutely beautiful and historic place! Went for a wedding and it was just magical, the history there is amazing the grounds are just beautiful!

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Thank Gigi H
Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Tucked away in North Miami is this treasure. The architecture leaves you speechless and has such a sense of calm. Absolutely breathtaking.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I'd read about the monastery in an article on medieval buildings in the US that was on Yahoo or similar site. On a rainy day in Miami recently, it was the perfect refuge for a few hours. The museum has not many, but important, medieval pieces to learn about and then the $10 admission fee to the Cloisters and Refectory... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The monestary is all the way up north towards Aventura, but it is definitely worth visiting if you have the time and if you enjoy historical buildings. The entrance is free, there are several artifacts in the welcome centre, and from then on you can admire the garden with all kinds of flowers, and the monestary itself.

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1 Thank roegje
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is a very well preserved or relocated monastery from Spain. I was able to get many quality pix due to the simplicity of this place. Hard to believe this was put back together block by block. St. Bernard must be very happy with the result.

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Thank James C
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The architecture is stunning and perfect for classical outdoor events. There is a small chapel which holds regular weekly services

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Beautiful medieval Spanish monastery cloister brought from Spain to Florida for us to enjoy it. How wonderful to count with this special tourist attraction so close by.

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

i was in a weeding on a very hot sumer night and it is not fun ,no ac at all anywhere a closed courtyard. the main entrance might look impresive but its deteriorated and on the side of the front building is filthy full of cats and a stinch of cat urine ,i saw about 14 in less than 10... More 

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