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Address: 141 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Phone Number: 561-655-4554
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Nice Garden in the Back

We had a few hours prior to our flight in West Palm Beach. We came upon this church near Palm Beach. While the interior is grand, it can’t quiet compare to the cathedrals of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Ann Arbor, MI
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Ann Arbor, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had a few hours prior to our flight in West Palm Beach. We came upon this church near Palm Beach. While the interior is grand, it can’t quiet compare to the cathedrals of Europe. However, the pleasant surprise was the grounds on the outside. There is a big court and a small garden in the back. The garden has... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The inside of Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church is awe-inspiring and worth a visit on its own. The stunningly-beautiful outside gardens and corridors are the true attraction. If you're staying in Palm Beach County and interested in architecture or history, this is a must-experience location.

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Boca Raton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival, which is The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea’s beloved recreation of an ancient processional celebrating Epiphany returns each year on the first Sunday in early January. With a cast of over 150 performers the festival presents a medieval London Lord Mayor's Boar's Head banquet, complete with Beefeaters, Pipes & Drums, Lords & Ladies, strolling... More 

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Boca Raton
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

As the vibe in Palm beach has the feeling of Stay out of our rich Town; not so at BBTS the feeling is inclusion. Let us all be nice to one another. Having been to two weddings there and it is a great spot for that. Check out the building and the garden

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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