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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 7 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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Conyers, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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georgia usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Visited the Monastery when family came for a visit. Not only do they sell great baked goods, prepared by the Monks, they also sell Bonsai trees and have a Bonsai garden to stroll through. Trees that are 50-60 years old and so tiny! They also have classes to teach you all about caring for Bonsai trees and you go home... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A low stress, peaceful place to relax and just chill-out. Plenty to do in a real working Monastery, There is a Heritage Center, Visitor Center, Garden Shop, and the Monastery. The Abby Church is Beautiful. This is a working Monastery and the Monks sell many interesting things in their store. Something for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

One of the most peaceful spots in all of ga. Neat seeing and talking with the monks. Highly recommend the store and bonsai

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Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I have visited here about every ten years for the past thirty years. They have come a long way since my first visit. The entrance used to be an allée of magnolias, but now is a little further south so you are brought to the gift shop, garden center, cafe, visitor center and museum. The abbey church is a wonderful... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Whether you go to pray, shop the monastery store or just chill, this is a wonderful,place to go,for the day! In recent years, the monks built the Monastic Heritage Center. It is located in a barn which once was the monks original home. The center shred the history of monastic life, and in particular, of the monks who are at... More

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