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“Visit to Mount Saint Benedict” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mount St. Benedict Monastery

Mount St. Benedict Monastery
Trinidad
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Ranked #8 of 52 Attractions in Trinidad
Type: Missions
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
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Owner description: This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a guesthouse for visitors.
Toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“Visit to Mount Saint Benedict”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Attended Mass. Just the spectacular view of the Caroni plains is worth the trip. Also the northern range as the backdrop gave the aura of a monastery. The cafeteria is basic and functional but can do with a major upgrade. Great for a quiet retreat.

Visited April 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“Amazing views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Nice drive up from Port of Spain. Quite easy to find, but need a reliable car to climb steep hills on the way. Once there, enjoy the views over the city and beyond. And spend a peaceful moment inside the monastery .

Visited June 2014
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Scotland
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“Peaceful place above the hustle and bussle below”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed at the Guesthouse and spent a few evening wandering around the monastery grounds. It has a super setting and some great wildlife in the grounds as well as all the other typical monastery buildings.

Visited February 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

can get to this in no time, the view is great, regardless of your religion it was good to take a moment for pray. There were some folks who walked all the way up. If you can it's a great idea. Nice view & interesting. Would recommend. Free but a donation altho not required is a nice gesture

Visited April 2014
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Purley, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Church and Amazing Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Perched half way up the side of the mountains to the north of the island you can make out the monestary from as far away as the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway. Once there, via a fairly narrow, winding road, you get a beautiful church and a fantastic view looking south. There is also a shop with a wide range of books and ornaments as well as shaded seating where you can read, chat to friends or just admire the surroundings. A great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the towns.

Visited April 2014
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