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Monastery of the Holy Spirit

2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30388
+1 770 483 8705
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Conyers
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visitors are welcome year-round to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, the inspirational home of Georgia’s Trappist Monks. With more than 2,300 acres of... more » Owner description: Visitors are welcome year-round to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, the inspirational home of Georgia’s Trappist Monks. With more than 2,300 acres of contemplative space, the Monastery is less than an hour from Atlanta’s international airport. The new Monastic Heritage Center – a 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-­art museum – is educational, interactive and kid-friendly. There is also a bonsai garden, store and cafe. At the Abbey Gift Shop, which is the largest Christian bookstore in Georgia, visitors can purchase monk-made biscotti, fruitcake and fudge, all of which the monks sell in an effort to be self-sustaining and feed the local poor. You can also see the Norman Gothic architecture of the Abbey Church and take a quiet stroll along the lake, or spend time in prayer and meditation. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This monastery is a gift to anyone traveling or living in the Atlanta area. One can relax and take in the beauty of this monastic setting, with options ranging from a day by the pond,visit to the museum, gift shop, cafe. For me, the most enjoyable and fulfilling time was visiting the abbey church. Breathtaking. And if you meet the... More

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Conyers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Take a walk, bicycle ride (now part of the Rockdale River Trail), or just sit awhile. The Monastery store, nearby, has many items to choose from, many made by the monks themselves. Nice tour of facilities and history of area is a must to understand the area and how it all came to be. The fruitcake is very good. Beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Magnificent!!! I have visited the Monastery for many years, and continued to find it a place of peace, serenity, guidance, love, and holiness. Philip & Sandra Petzelt.

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Columbus, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This place is beautiful, peaceful, educational, and surprising. Who knew there was a museum? A chapel? A great gift shop? Excellent food? Worth a visit!

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Covington, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

The Garden Shop and the Museum Shop are both absolutely beautiful. I have found many gifts there, and I love the jewelry and soap that supports children in other countries. Such great causes, and I love the idea that something small that I use every day can help someone else!

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Conyers, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a unique place where we like to take out of town visitors. It is very close to where we live. A couple of years ago they had a major addition to the monastery which was built in the early part of the previous century. They have a wonderful gift shop, bonzi facility, and visitors center with a movie... More

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Conyers, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have been there several times, it is a great place for the family or individuals. We recommend anyone visit more than once.

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Conyers, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful chapel, new visitor's center and museum with a cafe and gift shop. If you are in the area I highly recommend a visit!

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Metro Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA to get a Mass Card for the mother of friends. While I was there, I stumbled onto the most delicious biscotti. I think they were homemade. Scrumptious!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Now, this is not the place to go for running, yelling and frolicking. It is serene and gorgeous. Upon arrival you should go to the group of buildings and either stop in the gift shop/cafe or the museum (donation requested). There is a 20 minute video that is wonderfully done. I'm not usually too keen on the movies at museums... More

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