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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
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149 reviews 149 reviews
72 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 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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Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This Episcopal church sits at the busy corner of Barton Ave. and South County Road. It's impressive in design and size for a small town. It has formal gardens behind it. Tours of the church are provided given but check the office (561) 655-4554 for the days and times.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

what a surprise, first the church itself is an amazing view from the road just passing by in the car. we were on our way to another tripadvisor recommendation, the Green's Pharmacy for lunch - this was just a block away so we decided to swing by for a short visit. the inside of the church was just as beautiful... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

lovely episcopal church. sunday service is wonderful and it's a cool meditative place to sit and look at the stained glass windows on a hot day when the doors are open.

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