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“World's largest jigsaw puzzle” 5 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 #26 of 102 Attractions in Miami
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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SJ, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“World's largest jigsaw puzzle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The history of this ancient monastery transported from Spain to this out of the way spot in Miami is worth investigating on its own . . . but I recommend taking a side-trip to this serene spot to learn of its travels and re-assembly while walking through it. In addition to artifacts on display, there is a video run periodically at the main entrance but be sure to pick up the guide brochure and read it while you are there! I was so entranced, that I ended up missing some of the points of interested listed. A yoga class was just leaving as we entered the cloisters . . . what a perfect setting with the burbling fountains and gentle clinking of the miniature glass chandeliers dangling from the courtyard trees. A couple of well tended cats escorted us through the gardens and grounds which are equally manicured. Check the website for the days and times this site is open and plan at least an hour to explore.

Visited December 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A lovely calm place in Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was our first attraction in Miami and it was wonderful. A very quiet, lovely place with lots to see. I enjoyed the stonework cloisters, all original, the gardens, the lovely large illuminated music manuscript, some original furnishings. The little chapel which is still in service as an Episcopal church had a lovely feeling to it. It was well worth the visit.

Visited December 2014
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A very beautiful place to spend a little bit of time. Interesting historical artifacts are inside the museum. The jewel of this Monastary are the Cloisters, which are magnificent.

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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“Interesting and brief stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The cloisters have an interesting story and were a convenient stop on our route. Not worth traveling any distance, but if it is close by, make the visit to a lovely, peaceful sanctuary near the bustle of northern Miami beaches.

Visited December 2014
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Canada
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“A Hidden Oasis!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Forget going to a yoga retreat to achieve ultimate relation- just head here for awhile and you will feel restored! It is truly beautiful- between the gardens, beautiful trees, and amazing architecture and history you will want to stay for awhile! Free parking available

Visited December 2014
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