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Bethesda by the Sea

141 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-655-4554
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Palm Beach
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed both the interior of the church and the cloisters with its lovely garden of cascading ponds with Koi. You can feed the Koi by purchasing food from a little dispenser for 25 cents.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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154 reviews 154 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

The buildings are simply beautiful and the gardens and grounds beautifully maintained and tranquil. One of the most beautiful US churches I've visited.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Worth a visit to see an amazingly designed church and hear a good sermon. Easter brought out celebs and divas. Quite the fashion show.

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Washington, DC
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165 reviews 165 reviews
74 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

....I you are... then this is ground zero. So beautiful. Sermons are first rate - and it's very very special.

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Palm Beach FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Bethesda-by-the-Sea is not to be missed. Founded 125 years ago, a little cabin church has grown into a jewel of the Southeast. Yes, the art, architecture, gardens, and koi pond are spectacular. The stained glass alone is worth the stop. But more importantly, you will likely experience a sense of calming spirit wash over you when you visit. This clergy... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I'm on their mailing list for their concerts. The church has a professional choir, their organist is first class, and their visiting musicians excellent. The inside of the church makes you feel like you're somewhere in England. Very charming and unusual for South Florida.

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Springfield, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

In the non denominational churches I attend, they seem to consider art in the church as a waste of money that could be spent to serve God,but I think this church demonstrates beauty has a purpose and place in worship. The gardens move you to feel their beauty and feel the presence of God. The stained glass and archicture within... More

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Boca Raton
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A wonderful Christmas time experience where the whole congregation participated. It is an annual event and this has been our third year.

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Full disclosure: I was so taken by the majesty of this church that when we moved here, I became a member. I visited the church for the first time in the summer of 2013 as a curiosity seeker. Hailed as "the most beautiful church in America," the place where Donald Trump and Michael Jordan married, I wanted to see what... More

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New York, New York, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The previous viewers have pretty much said it all. This is a must see 30-45 minute stop of you're in the area. The church has beautiful stained glass and hanging lanterns inside, a quiet courtyard and garden terrace in the back. Don't forget to check out the fish and lily pads in the back.

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