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Cloisters of the Monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux
16711 W. Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33160
305 945 1462
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Ranked #27 of 87 Attractions in Miami
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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East Berlin, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

It was amazing to see the architecture in this old building. Nice gardens and some very interesting statues. Was worth the small admission price.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bradenton, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 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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Rio de Janeiro
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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
50 helpful votes 50 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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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“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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