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“Out of the way but interesting.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cloisters of the Monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux

Cloisters of the Monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux
16711 W. Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33160
305 945 1462
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“Out of the way but interesting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Beautiful old buildings and beautiful grounds. Unique. This was a long way from downtown Miami. Check the opening hours. We got there just as it was closing at 2pm to be set up for a wedding.

Visited March 2013
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“GOING TO SPAIN WITHOUT A PASSPORT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

OVER A THOUSAND YEARS OF HISTORY ! You don't need a passport to go to Spain its here in North Miami Beach . I can not believe this is a treasure that the Spanish lost and we got. It's like walking through the pages of a history book.. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. At the visitors center we were met by the priest who run the place and he gave us a small pre tour about the history and where this great treasure comes from which in in Segovia , Spain where we will be going next month. If you are in the area it should be at the top of your list. Parking is free and plentiful , and there beautiful garden to just relax and watch the world go by. The gift shop has cold drinks at very fair prices on a hot day too along with key chains and postcards

Visited March 2013
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Jersey Shore
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“Don't miss this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This place is beautiful. We Americans have nothing like this in our history. A must see. It is so beautiful and peaceful.

Visited December 2012
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Florida
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“peace and beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We were here on a Sunday and so we could worship in the service. Yes, a very peaceful, quiet place. Surrounded be a nice park like garden. We love it.

Visited March 2013
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“Nice place from europe in the new world”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The monastery is a little old gem embedded in a brand new city, the oldest building in USA for sure.
The garden is really nice, the building is beautiful - maybe because was made in europe centuries ago - and walking in the cloisters you can almost feel in medieval Spain. Frankly i could live without christmas decorations in the inner garden close to the well, but the little church (they actually hold services and weddings there) was fine and the walk was relaxing and peaceful. You should take a look at the "signatures" of the stonemasons.
Besides this beauty, we were disappointed when we got there around 11am and we were told to come back at 1pm because the monastery was closed (despite the sign saying that opening time was 10am).
Tickets cost 8$ (4$ for students).

Good place if you want to admire european beauty in the middle of Miami. Anyway i hope no one else decides to bring something so ancient outside of europe.

Visited January 2013
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