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“feels like a different world” 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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Ranked #54 of 203 things to do in Miami
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Bradenton, Florida
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“feels like a different world”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

beautifully reconstructed old Spanish monastary, especially the chapel, not your usual Miami attraction !

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Rio de Janeiro
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Only in South Florida”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is an accidental missed item from W. R. Hearst's relentless collecting. The website has details, which should pique anybody's interest. Tucked away in a slightly downscale semi-industrial area in northern Miami this would not be an automatic choice for tourists.

Missing it would be a mistake. The restoration is reasonably well done and the visit is a refreshing change from the ambiance elsewhere in South Florida. It si definitely worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A short but interesting visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The whole story about moving this part of the monastery to the US was fascinating and very courageous. We enjoyed the place and the story.

Visited April 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Worth it if you have time on your hands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

As a Miami resident, I think it's worth a visit at least once. I would not recommend it to a passing tourist though unless you stay for more than two weeks. The abbey has a nice garden, nice statues and in hot weather, the cloister is very welcome because it's both airy and covered. It's also a wonder in itself because each stone was transported from old Europe to Miami so it probably makes it the oldest building here, but it still fits very well in the landscape.

Visited October 2012
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houston
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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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