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Mount St. Benedict Monastery

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Address: Trinidad
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This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a...

This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a guesthouse for visitors.

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The view...

Such a wonderful place to visit....the view at the top fantastic but the ride up is also very interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
calypsobob2015
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India
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a wonderful place to visit....the view at the top fantastic but the ride up is also very interesting.

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Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nested in the Northern Range this ancient monastery is a wonderful and quiet getaway. Also if you are a Roman Catholic you are able to converse with the many monks who live there. In addition there is a shop where one can purchase item pertaining to the faith, It is about 10 minutes from the Easterm Main road. The view... More 

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Thank Wilberforce Q
San Fernando, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Mount St Benedict is a collection of buildings at the end of a steep winding road, just north of Curepe, Trinidad. It is centered around the Church/ Abbey and there is a terrific gift shop for religious and local gift items, as well as a small cafeteria for beverages, sandwiches and snack items. The seminary and school that were there... More 

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The monastery has been around for a long time. I grew up around there and both of my parents are from that area. Walking from the beginning of PAX gate u pass by the 12 stations of the cross. There is a store onsite that sells religious items as well as the PAX brands yogurt. I woke up one morning... More 

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Thank rhodellp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

This Abbey can be seen from the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, or the Eastern Main Road. Drive up St. Johns Road, St. Augustine, which winds into the foothills of the Northern Range. You will pass by the seminary, then continue on up to the church. The lookout and Pax Guesthouse are just below. From this vantage point, you can see eastward... More 

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Thank Stephen N
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Mount many times when in Trinidad over the last 30 years. This time was typical - a beautiful experience; a wonderful conversation with Father Christopher; the gaining of fresh perspectives on life and on my work; and a "mountain top" experience that revealed God's face afresh in the lives of my family the friends who... More 

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Thank Nick_the_Hat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

A lovely calm place in Trinidad. Having tea at the Pax Guesthouse was so old-fashioned and delightful and tasty. The surroundings are lovely. A pity it was raining. The jogurts are so tasty.

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Nassau
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Went up twice. Great view from up-top. Road is curvy. Would recommend going up. Also because of the steepness, saw many people exercising.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We stayed one night at the Pax Guest House on the monastery grounds but did not visit the rest of the grounds. The staff was most courteous and attentive. When we arrived, we were given a glass of apple juice, then shown around. We enjoyed the birds at the feeders and the night birds in the surrounding forest. A traditional... More 

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Thank Laura B
Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

So calm and beautiful place to go when I need some peace of mind, and spend time with the family, beautiful and exquisite scenery rested on the mountain

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