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St. Anthony's Monastery

28 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04043
207-967-4865
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic Drives
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: Open to the public all year round, with nice grounds and beautiful masses. This place is on the kennebunk river and you can take paths along the... more »
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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186 reviews 186 reviews
57 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We stumbled on this quite by accident, and it proved to be a great bonus. The grounds are beautifully manicured and dotted with large shrines. It was a joy to walk around and visit them and read about their significance. This is a must for anyone interested in religion, architect or just an appreciation of spirituality and meditation. I could... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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146 reviews 146 reviews
61 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

When we were children my folks took us here a few times for outdoor Masses in the Grotto when we stayed near Biddeford Pool and/or the Kennebunks for a few weeks in the summer. It's been years since I've visited this Monastery, but the grounds are beautiful and peaceful, and the church itself worth a trip inside. When was the... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Easy walk to hear from the center of town where all the shops and cafes are (it is on the road to the beach). The manicured lawns are nice, but take the modest trails through the woods, and to the waterfront where you will get a nice "reverse" view of the harbor. Religious leaning aside, this is an unexpectedly large... More

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Whitefield, New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We made our annual pilgrimage and enjoyed the peaceful grounds and a visit to the gift shop. The chapel was open and provided a beautiful place to pray. The grounds offer lovely walkways and surroundings and the squirrels and chipmunks danced around the place readying for winter. A good place to be still and let the spirit of God speak... More

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Decided to stop by as I had not been here in about 15 years. The grounds were still the same and it was nice to walk around a bit but not much to see. Still overall a nice place to stop and stretch your legs and see some of the outside alters.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First been there twice. The Place has nice grounds(more later) it is peaceful. Second its filthy dirty as far as the buildings go VERY SEEDY and dirty. The gift shop is old and decrepit. While there I went to the restroom and it Stunk to high heaven like they kept using a dirty mop over and over to wash the... More

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North Kingstown, RI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have stayed there 4 times and 5th coming up in september. The rooms are more than adequate; the breakfast (Which is included in the room fee) is fantastic. Access to the beach (10 minutes) and the shops in K'Port (10 minutes) walk is truly a gem!!

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NewYork
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The grottos are so beautiful and make you feel so calm and at peace. You just want to sit and enjoy the serenity.

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Ojai, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I loved coming here when I lived in the area! You can walk around this place for hours and not get bored. A neat gazebo at the very end of the path overlooking the water.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The surroundings are very nice. Open air chapel. Unfortunately, we were there on a Sunday morning. So, too many people visited at the same time. Would visit again if back to the area.

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