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“Spain in Florida long time ago....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Ancient Spanish Monastery

The Ancient Spanish Monastery
16711 West Dixie Highway, St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, North Miami Beach, FL 33160
305-945-1461
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Getting married
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Brought from Spain and reassembled by William Randolph Hearst in 1925, this is a popular wedding spot.
Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Spain in Florida long time ago....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

If you are in the North area of the county, you may want to make a stop and visit this Spanish monastery. I once went to a wedding held here. Interesting to visit and learn about.

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Miami
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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“A Bucket List Must!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The peace and serenity in a hustle and bustle area a few blocks away in a building built before there was a United States, disassembled and brought to the USA, I believe By Wm. Randolph Heast. Look at the workers markings. Christian Jew and Muslims workers, worked together to build this priceless gem.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful monastery surrounded by exotic trees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This monastery comes from Spain but is present in Florida! Don't miss it after a stay at the nearby beach!

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Hollywood, Florida
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“quiet & laid back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

in a local where nothing is really more than 100 years old ... a structure carted over from Europe which is almost 1000 years old is a treat. My favorite time to go is on a Sunday when there is a service ... then garden & the church are real and not tourist props. The garden is simple but again, on a Sunday it comes alive.

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Miami, Florida
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“Spanishmonastery inMiami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The monastery is located on a maze of grounds with a few statues scattered .
The monastery itself is not only peaceful. But beautiful. There is a courtyard
As well as a church, open air rooms,there are bathroom facilities. The tour guide is available for
Large groups. The fee entrance is a,ittle steep but look for coupons,There is a small gift shop.

Visited October 2012
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